|Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA|
Down at the end of the peninsula, woodpeckers drumming from all directions on dead branches tuned to different pitches (below). It has already become too noisy with other birds (white-throated sparrows, blue jays, cardinals) to hear the drumming distinctly.
Fox sparrows are moving through the area this week so I was particularly anxious to hear one before they left. And there it was, singing sporadically from the brush by the train track while kicking up leaves and eating bugs.