[birdky] interesting morning

We were watching humming birds from our porch this morning when my wife
jumped up and yelled "snake!" 

Sure enough, perfectly camouflaged and laid out along a bare Holley branch
where hummers like to perch while vying for feeder time, was a juvenile
black rat snake.

I would've taken the snake to the barn but injured it when I knocked it from
the hummer's perch with a rake.

Noticing the bulge in the snake's abdomen, I cut it open to reveal a freshly
swallowed RT hummer.

 

Also noted: A beautiful male goldfinch doing his level best to keep a very
demanding young cowbird fed..  Disgusting.

 

B Scates

Woodburn, Warren Co.

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