Who knows?

Faye and I strolled along a woodland trail today. It was a very enjoyable walk on a quiet day with very kind weather. During the walk I saw a hole drilled by a woodpecker. Unfortunately I cannot upload the photo.

Nest hole? Unlikely, since it was less than 3 meters off the ground. Drilling for food? Probably.

Who knows? Who will ever know? Only the woodpecker.

Some mysteries should be left unsolved.


Crows gather by the tens, perhaps hundreds, of thousands in the largest town in my municipality. Huge gatherings in urban areas seem to be a relatively recent – in the past few decades – phenomenon.

Faye and I observed these crows flying, as well as others perched on the pediments of a strip mall, during a recent late afternoon shopping trip.

We thought it was kind of cool.

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