Monday, July 10, 2006

Great Berries (if you're a bird)

The berries on the Cascara trees are getting ripe enough for the Cedar Waxwings. These are small trees native to the Northwest that are growing along the fence in the garden. The berries will continue to ripen to a darker shade, but the birds don't wait. I don't see them much except at this time and I really enjoy these beautiful birds.

No way I can get a decent picture, but here is a link: Cedar Waxwings. There are always a number of them together and they seem to be having such a jolly time. Their distinctive call is usually the first thing I notice and then soon see them flying to & around these trees. Nice to have them in the garden with me this evening.

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