Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Today is sunny and mild.

I fed the birds.  I've seen a squirrel, a flock of sparrows, several cardinals, and a downy woodpecker. Then when I was walking around the yard, I flushed a great horned owl from the southeast corner of the yard, who flew low toward the ritual meadow in the northeast.  :D

I also saw some interesting gnaw marks on a sapling, several feet off the ground.  It's not rabbit, too high up for that.  Might be deer, they're tall enough and eat bark in winter; but deer, like rabbits, typically nip off whole twigs leaving an angled cut mark.  This was rough gnawing.  It was probably a squirrel
Tags: birdfeeding, illinois, nature, personal, wildlife

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