Hatched out in the morning, released in the afternoon.
This hatchling is about the size of your standard yellow pencil.
The eastern fox snake is the third-largest snake in Ontario and can reach a length of up to 1.7 metres, although most individuals are smaller. Its body is yellow to light brown with large, dark brown blotches down the back and two alternating rows of smaller blotches along the sides. This snake has a reddish brown head with dark bars around the eyes and a yellow chin. Its belly, which is also yellow, has alternating brown patches. The scales of this species are lightly keeled (ridged down the centre) and its anal plate is divided.
source - Ontario Nature.
An adult red-headed woodpecker has been showing up in the yard with four young birds in tow. We aren't sure if they all belong to the adult if some from another bird are just tagging along.
The Red-headed Woodpecker benefited from the chestnut blight and Dutch elm disease outbreaks of the twentieth century. Though these diseases devastated trees they provided many nest sites and foraging opportunities for the woodpeckers. source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology