Yesterday began very quietly, due to the presence of this Coopers Hawk for several hours. It would change locations and sit for an hour at a time with an occasional "Kek, kek, kek." Not a bird would come out of hiding or make a peep.
A couple warblers dropped by, but soon skedaddled. About 4:10 p.m., all was soon chaotic with many birds feeding in the pond cypress and nearby oaks. I saw a single Blue-winged Warbler, many Black-throated Greens and Tennessees. A few started coming to the Bubbler and the flurry of activity continued until 4:40. Wow...it got crazy!
Here's one example with five species: From top left, Carolina Chickadee, Nashville, Tennessee, Chestnut-sided and Black-throated Green Warblers.
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