I have two questions I want to answer. The first is whether or not there are freshwater fish species remaining on the island where I live. I’m not sure how I’m going to do that yet.
The second is to find out what the ‘moss flippers’ are eating. Every spring birds like flickers and crows flip large patches of moss here. They seem to consistently search the same species of moss so I’m assuming that is the species their prey prefers. I’m guessing it is a grub of some source but so far I’ve had no success finding an example before the birds.
Well if my Muscovy ducks are a model it depends on how slippery the surface is. On an icy horizontal surface they slip and slide like a toddler on roller skates but if the surface is grippy 45 degrees doesn’t phase them. Of course these are the same birds that think a stair step is an obstacle even though they regularly fly up onto the roof of the coop.