I wasn't looking forward to today. We've experienced some pretty hard rains that past few days, causing flash flooding, power outages, rock slides and road closures. I wasn't too keen on counting birds in the rain. But it wasn't raining this morning. It was glorious. (A tad muddy, though.) A couple visiting from Whidbey Island in Washington joined us, modeling a creative way to volunteer on vacation. Here is a slide show from today's bird count at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, one of thousands taking place throughout the country during this time as part of the National Audobon Society's 111th annual Christmas Bird Count.