This whole area was still dark as the sun had still not made it over the treetops. I stopped on the bridge and faced the pond. On the left side, among the trees, I noticed a group of birds quietly foraging. A Chickadee called and flew by the bridge, from one side of the pond to the other, and landed in a wide, bare tree. Another bird followed it, and another, and another. The tree was soon full of birds. I struggled to identify them before they dispersed into the thick surrounding green as I knew they would. A Black-and-White Warbler crept along a branch like a nuthatch. Several Blackpoll Warblers chased one another energetically. A Golden-crowned Kinglet clung on to the tip of a branch near the top of the tree; it was the first one I have seen this fall. A Northern Parula entered the fray, exploring the ends of high-up branches, and then a Black-throated Green Warbler, and a Red-eyed Vireo. The birds were beginning to disperse as I had guessed. I don't think I got on all of them in time, but the majority, at least ten by that point, were Blackpoll Warblers.
There was not much bird action here. A few more Blackpoll Warblers, a Common Yellowthroat, and three Eastern Phoebes, most likely siblings. They called constantly for about a half hour, back and forth.
A Cooper's Hawk flew over, riding mini thermals, the sun shining through the white edges of its feathers. Two Northern Flickers flew over, their golden wings glowing.
I made my way back, encountering more Blackpoll Warblers and a couple more Black-throated Greens.
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