Today I set out to find the snipe that was reportedly seen at the oven yesterday. I set out about 12:30, and walked up the west side park road towards the ramble. I was pretty intent on just getting there, but something caught my eye.
At the upper lobe, I ran into a couple of birders who said the snipe was gone. Alas! But at least I was no longer in a hurry, so I took my time looking around.
By the stone benchlet I followed a kinglet, lost it, followed a brown creeper, and was interested when it went over to the rocks and hung out there. I haven't seen that before.
On the west side of the upper lobe I witnessed some American robin lust. The female was making the male chase her around, and he was doing...... I can only call them strafing runs at her. Later I saw another pair with pretty much the same behavior. Everyone wants eggs!