I was out and about this past weekend helping on Christmas Bird Counts (CBC), which I recently blogged. The Lincoln CBC was held on Saturday and the Branched Oak Lake/Seward CBC occurred on Sunday. The early December cold snap relinquished its grip and weather was actually pleasant. The cold snap froze most water bodies and reduced the overall number of species and bird numbers. At this point, I have not heard of any major surprises discovered. Nevertheless, I was able to find a nice mix of species on both days. I covered the Pawnee Lake area on Saturday and the Twin Lakes WMA area on Sunday. Highlights for my weekend included Yellow-rumped Warblers, Townsend’s Solitaire, White-throated Sparrows, and Rusty Blackbirds. I provide some mediocre photos from the weekend’s foray, below.