There is a rock just by a parking lot at the foot of the Bluffs which kindly neighbours keep covered with bird seed during the cold months.
Today’s record lows (-9 degrees and sunny when we started) attracted many species to visit the rock:
Species list: great blue heron, trumpeter swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, bufflehead, red-tailed hawk, herring gull, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, rock pigeon, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, white-breasted nuthatch, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, American robin, golden-crowned kinglet, European starling, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco, white-crowned sparrow, white-throated sparrow. (27 species)
The duck pond also attracts people with bird seed:
Dull November brings the blast,
Then the leaves are whirling fast. – Sara Coleridge (1802–52)