The temperature had fallen to around minus ten and the blowing wind and snow was making it seem even colder but that didn’t stop us from bundling up and heading out the door. We were curious to see what kinds of birds were hanging around. Instead of walking down by the river in the Park we decided to walk on the TJDolan trail further up the Avon but well protected in the woods. Once we got walking we didn’t feel the cold so much.
As we walked along the river we saw a few dozen Mallards near the open water and a Great Blue Heron. It wouldn’t let us get close enough for a photo but kept moving along down the river as we approached. I don’t recall ever having seen any herons in this area during the winter before so we were quite surprised to see it.