A snag is a dead tree that is still standing or has recently fallen. They may be dead as trees but can support an abundance of life. Plenty of insects to feed the hungry birds but they are also nesting places and perches where birds can feel secure with a good, clear view of their surroundings. Here are a few shots of snags supporting birds.
The Osprey uses the snag as a place to look down into the canal for fish. While the Red-bellied Woodpecker uses this pine as it’s home. Here are a few more birds feeling right at home on snags.