Leah Cutter, whose first BVC book is coming out July 9, takes care of the feathered creatures in her neighborhood.
A well-balanced meal requires two! These are Northern Flicker Woodpeckers.
Of course, if you put out food for the birds, the squirrels will do their best to get at it, too.
We’re writers, so even when we’re looking at wildlife we don’t see only sweetness and light. Nancy Jane Moore saw this buzzard — probably a turkey vulture — making a meal out of roadkill on a highway along the Rio Grande River near Big Bend National Park.