The end of January seemed more like March. Thursday night the 30th into the 31st set a record breaking temperature of 56 degrees along with 6 tenths of an inch of rain. All of the snow and most of the river ice from the preceding frigid weeks disappeared.
The trails on Peebles Island were an inch or so of mud on top of a frozen base. As is typical, I got to observe a pair of adult Bald Eagles as a walked around the island with a 17-40mm lens. But, the purpose was to add to January's trail scenics not shoot birds.
Again, the EOS 1D mark III and EF 17-40mm f/4L lens was a nice weather sealed pair for the wet weather, the 10 frames per second of the 1D making quick work of the 3 frame bracketing for HDR processing. Here are three shots, all at f/5.6 and ISO 400.