Activity 3, using three birds I observed yesterday (July 21, 2020) here on Nantucket:
Cedar Waxwing: It perched on top of a leafless tree next to a tall bush full of red berries. It would fly back and forth from the berry bush to the perch, grabbing a berry from the bush before taking it to the perch to gobble it down.
Snowy Egret: It stood in shallow water at low tide near where the bay transitions to a salt marsh, actively running back and forth through the shallows and aggressively poking its beak into the water to spear fish.
Downy Woodpecker: It scurried up and down a tree and drummed on the bark, looking for insects to munch on.
In my Nantucket neighborhood, there is a salt marsh where dozens of willets live. I love shorebirds and waders, and I especially love the willet, with its protective spirit and its beautiful white wings in flight.