Sat and watched a white pine and its neighboring small maple, as the sun disappeared. At least three little phantom shapes were working the trees, especially the pine. One or more was/were red squirrels and I think one was a chipmunk but maybe all were red squirrels (young? to be so close together?). In any case, they did a very thorough job of running along branches to the tips, including the one where a robin built in May and apparently lost the nest contents soon thereafter. The nest is now on the ground.
That they find (and eat) bird nest contents is no accident…these little guys looked practiced and spatially efficient. Anne Anne B Clark 147 Hile School Rd Freeville, NY 13068 607-222-0905 anneb.cl...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --