There was a fairly large group out on this frigid winter day: Tony, Nina, a new person, Barbara from
, and standbys Rick, Roger, Bob, Helena, Brenda and me. Moscow
We went along
March Valley Road where we saw a couple of dark Mallards, or possibly hybrids, in a ditch. We stopped to scope a Red-tailed Hawk. As we drove away, Bob saw the hawk and asked us to stop, not realizing that the rest of us had all seen it. He had thought that Tony was just demoing the scope for Barbara.
We stopped at the Ottawa Duck Club feeders where we got a Common Raven, a White-breasted Nuthatch, some Chickadees, and a pair of Downy Woodpeckers.
We went from there to Kerwin Trail. We all tromped quickly along to generate some heat, but we did not see anything worthwhile. So after a while, we simply turned around and returned to the cars. Then off we went to Timmy's for a short break.
Our next stop was Hilda, but, at the corner ofBut we did get another Downy Woodpecker and a few Blue Jays. American Robins and American Tree Sparrows were heard. Barbara saw a Hairy Woodpecker too.
Rifle Road, Rick spotted a Red-tailed Hawk rather low down. We circled back to take some photos through the car windows, but when we tried to get out it flushed. They always do!
When I got home, there was a female Northern Cardinal at the feeder.