Jack and I decided to go to the park for a nice walk today. It was cold but not unreasonably cold, cloudy but not raining or snowing, altogether a pretty neutral day, weather-wise. I asked Jack where he wanted to go int he park, and he said, "Where the hawks are!" I laughed and said that the the subway would probably take way too long so we headed for the pond.
About half the pond was frozen, so the ducks were fairly concentrated, but we still didn't see the wood duck. Just mallards.
From there, over to the oven, where there was a lot of action, it was actually ridiculous. Chickadees, titmouses, a nuthatch or two, even a goldfinch bathing. Of course the light was so terrible that none of the pictures are decent, but it was still a nice experience. :-)
We swung my the maintenance meadow to see if the varied thrush was holding court, but the cold drove us away before we saw it. Oh well, maybe another day!