When I heard that the great black backed gulls were around today, I decided to check them out. Arriving at the big cluster of gulls, it was easy to quickly pick out a couple great black-backed.
I came across a hen pintail further down the river associating with the mallards. It came up as a rare species on eBird, but with this mild weather it isn't a surprise that some species would be moving northward earlier than usual.
Among the mallards, it is quite easy to find many 'farm duck' crosses. However today I found what appears to be a mallard-black duck cross, not something I often see.
Back home I found my first robin of the year the other day. It's been an unusual winter so it probably didn't go far this winter. It was a bit camera shy and wouldn't come out of the brush.
I'll end with a white-breasted nuthatch at the peanut feeder.