Up early for my usual pre-work birding outing was to the Waldoboro Town Landing . . . basically boat launch so far from the ocean, it freezes over . . . particularly this morning when it was below zero. The Landing’s parking lot is surrounded by pines, crab apples and other fruit trees and can attract birds all year around.
When I arrived, the temperature had dropped to -1, but no wind and sunny made it almost pleasant (almost).
There were Robins . . . lots of Robins . . . dozens of Robins. Lots of non-birders think the American Robin flies south for the winter. They need to visit Waldoboro, Maine.
I also saw about 30 Cedar Waxwings (first of the year), yet another out of range Red-bellied Woodpecker and 40 Ring-billed Gulls.