I'm guessing it has something to do with migration patterns, but there are an unusual amount of birds hanging out with me on my commute these days. Yesterday morning, they flew from tree to tree in large groups, sticking with me the entire way.
They would all take off, causing a huge rush of leaves to fall down, then fly a hundred yards up the road and land in the trees ahead. It was awesome to see. As soon as I would get closer, they'd leave their perch and do the same thing again.
Any bird experts out there? Why am I noticing so many right now?