Your would think the school on the bench is in a cattail marsh. We have spent four springs by the Morris Hill Cemetery and this is the first for red winged blackbirds. The two males a couple of weeks ago have grown to morning, mid-day, afternoon and evening raids of the feeders of up to nine blackbirds at a time!! In a tree on the school ground between 20 and 30 male redwings will be chipping, bell-ringing and trilling. No wonder we feel like we are in the marsh. The redwings eat from the sunflower feeder and when that is done, they move to the ground feeder! We thought that the smaller birds and doves would be pushed away by the rowdy flock, but not so. House finches, house sparrows, juncos, doves, fewer gold finch and our chickadees still dive in to spaces between blackbirds. For all their noise, redwings are social. We did see some wing displays at the feeder this week. We have not seen pine siskins for a couple of weeks! Did the warm February send them on to nest making forests?