Three American Crows flew in and chased them off, but I could hear them whinnying for quite a while after that. They make a real strange sound, not something you expect to hear in a residential area. More like a jungle noise! What an awesome bird!
(red whisker stripe on face indicates male)
At lunch, I took a rainy walk at Chestnut Hill Farm and once again had a nice Wilson's Snipe sighting. This time it was right in the dirt road!
It wasn't the only thing I found in the dirt road today. There were lots of Killdeer as well.
(How many do you see?)
The fields were filled with American Robins, Killdeer, Red-Winged Blackbirds (male and females), European Starlings, Common Grackles, and Brown-Headed Cowbirds. It was noisy and busy and nice to see so much activity. One wet area in a field was serving as a communal bird bath. At one time, there were more than twelve birds splashing and bathing at the same time. I just couldn't get close enough to get a photo. Would have loved that!
Not bad for a rainy day!