When your early morning run in the woods reminds you of an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
These birds were making quite the racket at 6 AM on a Saturday morning! Close to the end they suddenly get quiet all at the same time then pick the noise up again. They did this several times while I watched them. It was almost like someone was conducting them.
Photos from this morning can be seen here: February 24, 2018 – An Early Saturday Morning at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation.