At least while water was slowly trickling, in between moving the hose I got to watch birds. There were lots of warblers. And also I used less water than I otherwise would have, which might become an issue in six months if it doesn't rain in the meantime.
The only overwintering species to arrive so far are the Ruby-crowned Kinglets. It didn't take long after I filled the sunflower seed feeder before a squirrel was trying to get to the seeds.
The moon was still awesome tonight so I stopped along the highway and snapped a couple shots of it in all its golden glory.