I saw two birds for the first time yesterday. First, a pair of double-crested cormorants were lounging in the middle of Leverett Pond, black but for their orange chins.
Along the shore, I saw a brown creeper, spiraling around the trunk of a number of trees. This was also a first for me. Note the creeper moves up a trunk.
I saw this white-breasted nuthatch moving down a nearby trunk. Both were picking at the bark, looking for insects.
Finally, a downy woodpecker, a handsome black-and-white fellow.