Breakfast at the always-awesome Blue Star in the Scrap Metal District south of downtown followed by a venture to Montebello to get us an early stash of Broguiere’s egg nog was a great way to start our morning.

Here’s an adorable example of how a lot of our local birds get their day going via the northside birdbath I refresh on a daily basis (with apologies for the clip’s fuzzy pixelizations brought forth by the 12x digital zoom):