But........... on the brighter side, I visited the Holocaust Museum and I saw four species of birds - not counting all the "chicks" running to catch the subway. Boy was that exciting.
First I saw pigeons, but the most interesting was pigion feathers systematically falling from a high building. Something was picking the feathers off a hapless bird, but I did not find out what it was. I thought it might be a falcon - but was probably a DC rat or a homeless person.
I did see a House sparrow.
Nearby I saw a Starling, picking crumbs off the street.
But then I found an owl with a birdwatcher in Chinatown observing the wildlife in Washington DC!!!!
I am glad to be back in Idaho where the wildness of the weather does not cause me frustration. By the way, these pictures were taken with my wife's point and shoot camera - I left my big one home.