I have a Weeping Cherry Tree that is beautiful this time of year.
Beautiful until the Purple Finches have their way with it.
Blossom by blossom, they deflower the tree.
It only took them two days to do this.
The tree is stripped with the exception of the branch tips
while the ground beneath is covered with the petals
discarded by the finches.
What is it about the base of these flowers that attracts them ??