A busy day for lots of squirrels today.

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Everywhere I looked I saw squirrels climbing, swinging, and jumping in the trees.

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Some of them were picking leaf buds from the trees, or carrying off small branches. Maybe it’s time to build nests.

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Squirrel enjoying a snack.

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An Eastern Phoebe was hanging around the yard today, turning up in several places. Max enjoyed chasing it away, so I only got a few photos. Here it is on the fence.

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And here it is up in a tree.

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I couldn’t identify this bird. It was very small and very quick and active, moving around up at the top of a big tree. It had a light-colored ring around its eye, and a light-colored bar on its wing. I went to my favorite bird ID place–What’s this Bird on Facebook–where I posted a couple of photos along with the location and time the photos were taken. Within minutes I had an ID–Ruby-crowned Kinglet–along with several confirmations of the ID. What’s this Bird is a great resource for people interested in birds.

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