There were no orioles at the bud bramble so I headed into the Rambles. Lots of movement. I wasn't sure what was going on. This tiny bird caught my eye, warbler behavior, flitting around, very small , maybe 4 1/2". I didn't know what it was. Tried to get shots, fiendishly difficult. After I got home I figured it out, a blue grey gnatcatcher.
I saw this bird several times during the day in this area. It was always there and then not there, almost hummingbird behavior.
High above the sparrow had caught a delicious bug. Crunch it up for lunch.
Still... lots of activity. What's going on around here? Oh joy, termite hatch-out. Warm, humid, perfect conditions for a hatch-out. I stayed put. If there were birds in the area they'd be coming to feast.
The termites were marching out of the bark on up the tree. A hatch-out might not last long, but while it's happening it's lots of fun.
The magnolia warbler dined.
Finally, that hatch-out came to an end, but another began near the Azalea Pond.