There was a flock of LBBs hanging around in the sumacs and box elders by the electric gate this morning. I stopped to pish for a minute or two on my way over to the barn for chores. Just to see what they were you know.
Along with the ubiquitous Song Sparrows....I subscribe to the belief that you can ALWAYS pish up a Song Sparrow...there was a notable flock of tiny wood warblers.
They obligingly came out to see what all the excitement was about. I stopped pishing and stood very quietly as they foraged a few feet from me, dangling upside down and noodling around the leaves.
Common Yellowthroats, a whole bunch of them!
What a treat. They are not in any way rare, and the males sing from our hedgerows all summer.
But to have them so close....it was pretty cool.