There are far fewer hermit thrushes now, down from hundreds to maybe 50.
The last time I stopped at this spot and redbelly woodpeckers were home-drilling, pestered by starlings. Now the flicker is doing the same, also pestered by starlings. There's no way to tell who will move in and nest successfully.
One black-and-white warbler.
Lots of noise in the bushes. Finally action on the path. Male sparrow courting female. She would have nothing to do with him. Total brush-off. Poor chap.
Very big clue on the path. Broken eggs. It's not Halloween, so smashed eggs could only come from one place. Above.