It was another of those dull days, but I did get out once this year on the Beaver Valley Nordic Ski Trails, perhaps two weeks ago, before the thaw. The club has done a lot of work this year to open more trails, and add a signage system. So even though the trails were late opening in January, I think it's a big improvement.
Correction to yesterday's post:
And as if that was not enough, he pointed out that the bird on the lower right is a Pine Siskin - mostly brown striped, but with a hint of yellow on the wings and the tail. David, in his comments, even suggested I keep my eyes out for this species; I guess I've already seen it. I so appreciate it when comments help me learn something new! And I've got the bird guide and binoculars out waiting! Now, if I could just learn to take crystal-sharp pictures of the birds!