Thursday, February 18, 2021
Redstart nest watch, the third.
June 24, 3:49I came back in the afternoon, I could tell the redstarts were upset, they were scolding franticly for a while
Maybe I was just sensitive as I thought that a jay had consumed this redstart nest and I myself had spent some time looking for warbler nests, but I watched a jay snooping around in the spruce birch woods full of warblers in late June and suspected it was hunting warbler nests itself, this did not leave me with a benevolent feeling towards jays, though I do love jays.
Thirty five years ago I planted oaks on Green's now the Bluejays harvest the acorns, maybe the oaks were not a great idea as they help sustain these warbler nestling eaters.