It's mid January, and I haven't done much birding or hiking so far this year at all! I thought I'd work on my bird list a bit, so I wanted to check out Sudbury Reservoir in a couple different places. I stopped at White Bagley Road, Parkerville Road and Middle Road. I saw the following birds:
Belted Kingfisher (heard only)
Afterwards, the sun came out and I walked at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land, where I also saw:
Each January, the bird lists are wiped clean, and every bird species is a "first" again. Usually I go out on January 1st, but this year, I had company, so today was my first foray out into nature. I went over to Westboro and checked out several locations. I didn't manage to see many birds, but it was a start. The year stretches ahead. No sense trying to get them all the first weekend!
I did see the following baker's dozen, all typical species of this time of year:
using its feet to cling to the branch and hold a morsel of food at the same time
Puffed up for warmth. Winter temps are finally here.