Hiking while vacationing in the White Mountains and during an extreme snowstorm. While stopping for a rest were taking pictures hovering around us which seemed strange since they were landing at our feet and just feet away from us in the branches. I took several pictures of the birds including sample of just tree branches in error. Upon reviewing the pictures later I noticed the strange object sitting on a branch which I cannot explain Norcum my wife who was with me that day. Beyond this picture the only notable thing that was happening at the time was the odd nature of the birds. We did return to this exact site months later in order to see if this object might have been some sort of camera or device set in these same branches but found nothing and no evidence of any human intervention.