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Despite our improved weather, I haven’t been out birding for nearly a month because I’m beginning to worry that I can’t get everything done around the house that I want to get done before Christmas.

After shooting this Sharp Shinned Hawk in our backyard through the sliding glass door,

I decided it was time to get outside and take some pictures, damn the consequences.

The sun was intermittent at best today, and there weren’t nearly as many birds as I’d expected, and most I saw were wearing drab, brown winter coats, which was probably a good thing since there weren’t any leaves to hide behind.

Even the elegant Pintails seemed rather subdued.

Surprisingly, despite some sore muscles, the long walk seemed to invigorate me, so hopefully I can get more done in the next few days than I have recently.