Bob spotted a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH moving around in the maple outside the kitchen window this morning. He also noticed two GOLDFINCHES in the weeds while he was washing dishes. He says this is the time of years birds start shifting around. SUGAR MAPLE BARK is cracked and split unevenly with edges that curl away from the tree and can be flaked off. RED MAPLE BARK is looser and peels away in long strips.