South squawker is on...earlier than usual. Walked out toward the field from my house, more as a morning walk than anything. No bird activity or sounds at all! But coming back around 5:20 am, I observed 6 robins flying out of my backyard to my woods. I'll bet I know where they are going.
Drove the north line of the field and the west line.
Observed 15 robins, 3 finches, and 1 Starling. One group (10-11) of robins were in one flock or grouping, flying out of the field going to my woods. The other 4 robins were coming into the field as individuals. Seeing this group of robins was the first time I've seen robins flock.
Cannons going off to the NE off in the distance 3-4 miles.
Grower's pickers arriving enmasse.
REMEMBER: The villain is the Starling. It is not the grower.