Walking along a creek today... a Dipper, a pair of Goldeneyes, a Belted Kingfisher, a Flicker, Robins, Finches, and Chickadees of course... and on the way back through a meadow a juvenile Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawks, Ravens, a Kestrel, Sharp-shinned Hawk, and Turkey Vulture. In less than an hour, a lovely break. (SLC 15x56, because we went first to a lake that had nearly frozen over and saw only a Great Blue Heron, and 10x32 BN.)
We had some great clear winter sky with stars last night. I watched just for fun not being a real star gazer. The sky was not like some cupola but you could see "forever", many stars behind other stars. Incredible. Used some good 7x50.