The day wasn't a total wash out. Here's what I did encounter during my cough filled walk.
Downy Woodpecker doing serious construction
Female Bufflehead among the Canada Geese on the river
Did the refuge tile the spillway?
Lotus pods frozen in the ice. Waiting for the thaw and flooding to take it to its new home
Song Sparrow on Cattail
I made one last pass, by the "owl hole" but the owl still wasn't there. While hanging around hoping that maybe he would show, this Red-bellied Woodpecker started working on a dying tree in the background. The sun was making his red head shine.