Thursday, April 21, 2016


The birds are singing and all that. This fellow

And a friend were busily excavating a limb on my Linden tree this morning, tag teaming the tree, flitting up, excavating the limb, flitting back and spitting out the sawdust, back and forth for quite some time. Terrible picture, but it's what I got. The other bird was slightly smaller and lacked the black band. I thought they were English sparrows, but I'd never seen sparrows do this before.

That limb is easily 2 inches in diameter and the hole extends an inch up the limb in both directions. Impressive job for only one morning.

If I'm lucky, they'll develop a voracious appetite for Japanese beetles

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