You just never know where you might encounter birds!
That's why when I'm outdoors for any length of time I try to remember to bring my camera, even if it's just putting it in the car.
I was glad that I did this in December when I went on a Sunday morning run in North Charleston's Palmetto Commerce Parkway, a light industrial area near my home.
I chose to run in an area of the industrial park I had not been in before. While running by a holding pond, I spotted a pair of Hooded Mergansers, waterfowl that migrate south in the fall and winter from as far north as Canada.