We spotted a woman busily taking photographs of a little bird on the beach here on this windy, overcast and -1 degree morning. She excitedly told me that it was an American Pipit .. a life first sighting for her. Fortunately I was able to get a few photos before the bird flew out of sight.
Species list: red-necked grebe, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, American black duck, redhead, bufflehead, common goldeneye, red-breasted merganser, ring-billed gull, great black-backed gull, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, American pipit, house sparrow, northern cardinal, dark-eyed junco. (18 species)
” What do you hunt, Orion,
This starry night?”
“The Ram, the Bull and the Lion,
And the Great Bear,” says Orion. – Robert Graves (1895–1985)