Thursday, March 5, 2015

Robins Ate the Berries

On Tuesday, I posted a couple pictures of robins 
perched in a berry-laden tree.
It is my contention that this tree is able to hold
its fruit all fall and winter because it's
meant as a late winter feast for the robins.
I've seen trees at other locations, their bases surrounded
by robins sitting in the snow, so gorged
on berries that they could not fly.
There were about a half dozen birds around this tree
when I returned Wednesday afternoon.
The berries are very nearly gone.
The only birds eating them are robins.

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

That certainly explains why they stay on the trees- we have berry trees here that also retain the fruit through the winter, though nothing else touches it.