This morning saw us setting forth for the first time this winter on snowshoes in beautiful -16C sunshine to do our scheduled shift at the MBO filling up the bird feeders. This is quite the highlight of our winter activities with sun, snow, birds and nobody else around. There was still ice from the freezing rain of mid-week on the trees and it was glistening in the light.

Nothing special in the way of birds other than that we were able to add White-throated Sparrows to our 2017 list. For all that it was a very pleasant morning.