Friday, December 16, 2011

BIRDS AND BERRIES


Several years ago,
I purchased two Winterberry bushes
because I loved the way
their berry covered skeletons brighten
the landscape in the winter.



This is the first year the berries have lasted.
They've always been eaten
 before the leaves have fallen.
Last year a chipmunk harvested them in two days.
Often the blue birds get them...




Melinda mocking bird has taken a few
but all in all, so far so good.



This is a "Common Flicker".
They are the only brown backed woodpeckers
 in the East
and feed on the ground,
looking for ants and beetle larvae.
(This guy doesn't know that).




Henry the hawk looking for breakfast.

Enjoy your day !!!

1 comment:

Beverly said...

Oooooh, great shot of the flicker!!!!