I'm glad I brought my Wellingtons, because the path to the island was blocked with several inches of ice cold water covered with a skin coat of ice. Reaching the island, the sun was still high in the sky. It was fun bird watching and survey Plum Island from the water river side. We spied a Snowy Owl sitting on some driftwood.
Look at the gloves on his feet
As the sun started to dip low on the horizon, we saw this Short Eared Owl pop above the phragmites
and fly along the marsh towards the woods on the north. This is a life bird for me photographically.