catbirds gone, too quiet
All of a sudden, the catbirds are gone. I have these wonderful, noisy, boisterous birds all over my garden, all summer long. I think they nest in the miniwoodland. They spend their time dive-bombing the raspberries all day long, screaming in ecstacy as they eat the big, juicy berries. They are also quite enthusiastic about elderberries, crabapples, dogwood berries, and many other fruits, but the raspberries really get them worked up. All of a sudden, last week, I realized that things were much quieter than they had been for months. The catbirds have migrated south. I miss them.
I think the robins also migrated late last week, right before a rainy weekend. They gathered in large flocks, and then they were gone.