We have a potpourri of urban wildlife today, starting with reader Anne-Marie Cournoyer’s photos of a red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) feeding its young in a Montreal backyard:
A chipmunk flight and then a red squirrel fight, all from reader Diana MacPherson:
Just when I told you that I had no good baby red squirrel pictures, two red squirrel siblings [Tamiasicurus hudsonicus] showed up at the bird feeder tonight. There were a couple of Eastern chipmunks too [Tamias striatus] but the chipmunks were startled by me sitting on my deck (including one that thought I didn’t notice him sneaking around me on the deck. The first picture happened after the chipmunk was startled by the sound of a screechy bird overhead. There is then a red squirrel sibling fight sequence & then one of the siblings gets scared and leaves but the other stays the whole time with me fairly close. A chipmunk returns at one point & stays near the red squirrel.