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Who made mysterious rectangular tree holes?

rectangular holes in reddish tree trunkThe Question: I found these holes in a single tree, amidst dense forest. They were freshly made, with no sign of human footprints (there was snow), but no animal tracks either. They look very man-made, but could not have been. They appeared in a 24 hour period. Could you shed any light on them please?

Submitted by: Mark, British Columbia, Canada

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Is this an Ibis?

Roseate spoonbillwhite ibisThe Question: I think I’ve identified the pink bird in these photos as a Roseate Spoonbill, but I’m not sure about the white birds. I used an app called Merlin, from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and it looks like a White Ibis, but I can’t find a speck of black on them, and they’re supposed to have black tips on their wings?

Submitted by: Lisa, Florida, USA

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