It's hard to celebrate when you're sick. I've had a cold for a few days and it's been off and on awful.
For Christmas, I got some birding gear. I got binoculars and a "Birds of Utah" Field Guide.
Today, January 5, I woke up not feeling as awful as when I woke up yesterday. It was not as cold as yesterday, either. In fact it was warm enough that snow and ice were melting all over the place.
Jeremy made me a walking stick out of PVC to help me since I haven't been doing so much walking the last few days. On the top of the walking stick we put a PVC camera mount that my brother, Paco, made to put the camcorder on so we could get a steadier shot when it was zoomed in.
Great Horned Owl
Highlight of National Bird Day, I'll tell you. We did not expect to see an owl while we were out, but we did. We also saw some robins, some northern flickers, a lot of seagulls, and some smaller birds we still need to identify (maybe some chickadees, goldfinches, etc.)... and a lot of airplanes which Lucky pointed out every single time.
Overall, the weather wasn't too bad and I was able to get around pretty well... and that great horned owl was totally worth it.
We'll see how I feel tomorrow.
P.S. Also to celebrate, I put up a video I took a few months back of a caspian tern diving into a pond to catch a fish. Check it out on my YouTube channel.