|Winter 2008 in San Francisco saw some foggy and overcast days as seen in this view of San Francisco.
House Finches are seen gathered in a pack as is usually the case on such days. There is safety in numbers; thus, the sudden presence of a hungry bird such as a Sharp-shinned Hawk sees the finches scattering in all directions as they cheep loudly. The scattering and vocalizing distracts the hunter making the catch very difficult.
A City Birds digital photo.
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