John is winging his way to Newfoundland. Hope birds are too. Today, there is snow there, tomorrow, almost certainly rain. The rest of his stay will be in the 30's with little or no precipitation. Not bad for January.
Minnesota needs some good storms before the Sax-Zim birding festival in February. Hawk Owls are sparse this year. There was a festival a few years back that was cut short by weather but at least there were Hawk Owls. We'll just have to take whatever the fates want to offer us. Northern Lights would be nice.
It is sunny and 60 degrees here in Southern California. The Allen's Hummingbird is spitting and popping his creds. The House Wren and Orange-Crowned Warbler are looking for rentals. I'm just glad to be home.