The temperatures never hit double digits and so my GBBC weekend had birding attempts but mostly misses. Luckily I had a dear friend, Hewy, to keep me company on this freezing weekend.
We searched the snowy fields for Snowy Owl, we attempted 2 trips to see Short-eared Owls but all our owl chasing was hindered by blinding snow and slippery roads.
We did successfully find Hewy a lifer Tundra Swan and Redhead. We also had a nice walk around the pond in Sapsucker Woods. Despite our losses we still drank celebratory beers and warmed up inside for most of Sunday. I wish I had more birds and better weather but there's always next time!
This was my first full week of no new year birds. Hopefully something that doesn't become a regular occurrence. I'm going to venture out this weekend if the snows aren't too much and look for interesting birds in the remaining non-frozen water. Even the pond at the Lab of O. was no bigger than a swimming pool by week's end.