Oh, that cold wind! Ah well - at least it didn't have the bitterness of winter-cold and it certainly didn't stop our enjoyment of a morning spent spotting birds in the Little River Ferry area. Our little group made the usual loop from the Little River Nature Park through Harwood Estates subdivision to the shoreline south of the ferry terminal, along the shore to the terminal and then across it to the shore on the far side. From here, we made our way to the Little River mouth and then up the river via road and trail until we reached the subdivision once more and could make our way back to our cars. The loop began with a bang when, looking up, we saw over ten Great Blue Heron circling above us. Off they went, to be replaced by a few Bald Eagles on the move. Wonderful. Our bird species count grew as we made our way around until we ended up with a count that closed in on twenty species. This total grew to twenty-four once the photos were checked over on the computer with more being noted. The species?... Red-winged Blackbird, American Robin, Spotted Towhee, White-crowned Sparrow, swallows, American Crow, Common Raven, Northern Flicker, Bald Eagle, Black-bellied Plover, Black Turnstone, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, gulls, Great Blue Heron, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Mallard, Horned Grebe, Harlequin Duck, Pelagic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, American Wigeon and Northern Pintail.