Monday, November 9, 2015

Berry Birds

 Dogberry Trees are laden this year, and the birds are loving it. Among the first takers are the Hermit Thrush. However, there aren't enough of these birds to eat them all.There is a seasonal pattern to  the takers of the berries. Over the last two blustery days, I have had large flocks of starlings and goldfinch partake of the berries in my back yard. Lingering robins also drop by for a berry or two and move on.

Unfortunately, the berries will all probably be consumed  before the waxwings come along.  I keep hoping to one day look out and find my yard filled with something a little more exotic than a European Starling.

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