8:00 to 10:00 am
Grower monitoring field.
I took out my 2 stunt kites for flight. Practiced near NW corner of field.
Saw one group of 12-15 robins exit north center part of field IN ONE group. I therefore stand to be corrected...am seeing robins entering and exiting field in a flock or at least a group. Most often they are solo or in 2-3's. But this was informative to me.
Drove west edge of field.
Observed 3 robins. Seems like the consistent robin pressure is at the north center part of the field - all using my woods for staging and return. DRAT!
Grower monitoring, 2 shotgun discharges.
I observed from my house, as the grower was driving west edge of field (south to north), hawk that looked like a Coopers hawk was flying in searching pattern 5-15 feet off the ground near the grower. Hk was over the grass part of the adjacent field approx. 30 feet west of berries. Interesting.
REMEMBER: The villain is the Starling. It is not the grower.