Keep on birding until spring arrives, I suppose.
Weather was nice today when I went out. Mew Gull (I think) flying by.
I walked into the forest near Finn Slough when I saw some Varied Thrushes the last time here. A couple were spotted, but these birds seem to know the best spots to go for me to not get a good photograph.
When I heard loud knockings in the forest, I scanned the trees until I spotted this Downy Woodpecker by the base of a snapped branch. Its drumming may be a territorial warning, or perhaps attracting potential mates.
Reminds me of a video I saw a few days ago here.
Two female Common Mergansers were on the river, as well as a Double-crested Cormorant.
In Finn Slough, I spent some time watching the Mute Swans. When this young swan swam past me, it actually started making sounds. It was hard to describe the sound, it sounded like a broken whooping cushion, IMO.
The adult was silent swimming past me.
Took a couple of photos of this female Red-winged Blackbird. The lighting was good for sharp images.
The sun sets about 6-PM nowadays, and with the time changes next week, days will be longer with sun setting at 7-PM. Spring is almost here!