If you watch nature closely, you soon pick up that the birds seem to know when a major weather front or event is approaching. Early this morning before it was light enough to try for a decent shot, large flocks of Cedar Waxwings, Red-winged Blackbirds and Robins were high up in the Sweet Gum trees. There are several around the house which I dislike except for the fact the birds like them.
All day long, the flocks have flown from tree to tree picking apart the gum balls to get seed. The Robins eventually moved to the yards and picked them clean of anything edible. The Robins then moved on to a hedge row of holly shrubs. Some of the Waxwings tried to come in but the Robins would chase them off.
The Robins gorged themselves on berries then would come drink for a bit then back for more berries.
The mad feeding frenzy always seems to take place right before a major change in the weather. Who needs the weather folks!