We had a gigantic storm move through overnight, and for whatever reason, it motivated the songbirds to feed like maniacs this morning. In our small yard, I counted over a dozen cardinals, a dozen catbirds, plus the other folks I rarely see in the summer - brown creeper, titmouse, and song sparrow, to name a few. About half of the entire crop of elderberries disappeared in 90 minutes, and about 2/3 of our blackberries, as well. Damnit!
Juvenile cardinal is pretty pleased with himself