My better half and I walked the dog at the dawn hour in the Bear Creek Greenbelt. We saw three beavers near the footbridge. One was working on the dam, one was swimming with a tree branch back to the lodge, and one was sitting on a log.
On an early lunch walk in the greenbelt by myself I saw a pair of Blue-winged Teals by the footbridge:
A couple of Cinnamon Teals were nearby. Here’s one:
The manky Mallard was quacking very loudly, as is her wont.
At the pond that never freezes a lone female Hooded Merganser and I quietly watched each other for several minutes.
I spotted my first Lincoln’s Sparrow ever:
Snow began to fall in the late afternoon. An American Goldfinch showed up as a bright spot of color: