I hear you. Starlings do the same thing around here. I used to live in an apartment with a big oak tree in the back yard that they liked to inhabit. When walking from the garage to the house I'd always clap my hands before exiting the garage which would cause them to shut up and take off. Then I could get to the house. Otherwise it felt like it was raining - but it wasn't rain.Canada Geese, and Robins have been around here all winter, but lately, Redwing Blackbirds, having been flocking in by the thousands. You gotta be careful, when walking under trees!