Got to watch an Eastern Kingbird looking for bugs - on a beach in the metro area, instead of in a field somewhere. The bird also spent time finding and throwing some little twigs, though it never carried them away for nesting.
Went out on July 4th with friend Roger to see what was about. We were surprised to find a female Wood Thrush - with brood patch, so she had young/nest! This is a species that has seen perilous decline in population in last 40 years, so it was important to document this find.