I am REALLY excited that I just discovered a pair of American Crows building a nest in our back woods. One crow flew over the yard with sticks in its mouth, and I watched as it landed in the “V” of a tree in the back. I was happily surprised to see that it was building a nest. The sticks were deposited, and the crow flew off but soon returned with more sticks. Then the second crow flew in. Here are a few photos that were taken at 18x zoom and then cropped. They are quite far back in the woods:
A few weekends ago, I was able to snap a few photos of the Goldfinches at our feeders showing how they are starting to molt:
And finally, GROUNDHOG alert!!