A perfect day for a winter walk. Not too cold (-1 degree) and no wind though it was overcast.
We had 19 bird species including this Red-bellied Woodpecker:
There were many robins and we even heard one singing; unusual for January.
They were feeding on Cork Tree berries.
Unfortunately we did find this one.
Species list: Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, common merganser, common goldeneye, mourning dove, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, European starling, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, house finch. (19 species)
I heard my first singing cardinal of 2020.
This emerging Skunk-cabbage is a very early sign of spring:
Some wonderfully named Witch’s Butter Slime:
January is here,
With eyes that keenly glow—
A frost-mailed warrior striding
A shadowy steed of snow. – Edgar Fawcett (1847–1904)