Our local Red-shoulders should be building a nest soon. I see one almost daily -- including one by the Warden's Watch yesterday -- but it was hard to see if it had any sticks in its mouth.
Your assignment: Let me know if you see any local Red-shoulders flying with nesting materials, where you saw them, and in what direction they were headed.
If you see a leg band, you will receive multiple bonus points.
Last spring, we never did find a nest, so we wonder if/hope that there is a new female nesting this year.
A leg-band sighting would likely mean that Laura the Red-shoulder is still around, which would be nice to hear.
(Above is one of my favorite videos, of Stiles Thomas releasing an rehabilitated Red-shoulder in May of 2008.)