The waxwings flew over this morning as I left the house at 6:15 to go to Popes Pond. I didn't see anything much unusual at Popes except for a drake Wood Duck. A few Yellow-rumped Warblers are still hanging on there; I counted seven. The Blackpolls have since gone. Another unusual yard bird was a fly-over Greater Yellowlegs on the 2nd. I suppose suitable habitat is only a couple of miles away but it's always weird to see a shorebirds where you've never seen one before.
The Black-capped Chickadees I hand-fed in the yard the summer before last still act as though I am one of them. They fly inches from my face and will still land on my hand. Many of the White-breasted Nuthatches are the same, even though I only hand-fed one of them.