A flying squirrel that was live trapped in the atic was taken outside and set free this morning. I selected a tree that had several holes to provide a living space. When the cage door opened, up the tree it went to the highest hole.
Off and on today, I went out with hopes of spotting the Brown Creeper again (which I did) and noticed there was a great deal of interest in the tree with the Flying Squirrel from a large variety of birds. Bluebirds, Pine Warbler, Titmice, Chickadees, Finches and a Red Bellied Woodpecker were a few of the curious.
Over and over the curious birds checked out the hole then the remainder of the holes in the tree. Some were braver than others and peered directly in, while others sat nearby and fussed. It was quite amazing to watch the behavior of the various birds. By the end of the day, I actually felt very sorry for the little squirrel.