There was a group of five Coots at the north end, squabbling occasionally. One decided to try his luck elsewhere and stalked off across the ice on his big ridiculous Coot feet.
I thought that the late-afternoon sunshine would make for a good photo of the Common Redpoll, so I went back downtown to the Ramble. I had a bit of a wait before the Redpoll appeared,and a longer one as he left and returned to the feeders several times, always in the shade. Other birds were a bit more cooperative.
the Chipping Sparrow is still hanging in there
Chickadee, pausing briefly
"get my good side"
Finally, the Redpoll showed up on the sunny side of the feeders briefly
worth the wait