Fog and House Finches
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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