J (not me of course, I was at work) was visited three times in the garden today by the famous, yet elusive, Carolina Wren who was using our feeders. It has certainly been very cold lately and it must have driven to visit by shortage of food – providing it has found good shelter (one year it was almost certainly under our deck) it will hopefully make it through the winter. That gets our garden list for the year up to 19 species already.

Compensation for the worker was a long (yes David, it qualified as a SSV) office window view of a soaring Red-tailed Hawk shining in the winter sunlight.