TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — A corpulent robin sporting a minute steel backpack with an antenna hops spherical a suburban yard in Takoma Park, then plucks a cicada from the bottom for a snack.
Ecologist Emily Williams watches thru binoculars from in the back of a bush. On this obvious spring day, she’s snooping on his dating life. “Now I’m staring at to leer whether or no longer he’s chanced on a mate,” she talked about, scrutinizing his interactions with but any other robin in a shut-by tree.