I call this the Tree Monster in my head. It was a trunk-split (not really a branch) from high up in the double-pine next to the front porch. Our fine next-door neighbor helped us brush it out last fall, but we didn’t get the whole thing broken down. Yes, it’s on the chore list….
Today the Tree Monster and I witnessed a quick visit by a pair of Sandhills, touring about in their courtship. We had heard Sandhills, maybe this pair; great to see them!