Last evening, as I was picking my supper, there was a clamor of crows
from the back woods, perhaps the four birds were the family whose young
have recently fledged. They circled, cawing, and were joined by six
other birds who joined in. My first guess was that the locals had
found the broadwings that I think are nesting again back there, or
maybe there is a Cooper's around. (It is too rough for me to go and
make certain). Then I heard another pair of crows come in from the
west, and looked up to see the harassers being harassed by a blackbird.
Heard in Lincoln, Wed. and Thurs., a Black-billed Cuckoo; and for
whoever was collecting data on Whippoorwills, one was heard last
night on Washington Street Extension in Middlebury.