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Old 12-12-2009, 12:13 PM   #1
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Each fall I collect a few berries from the tree in the garden and freeze them.. I usually have to wait till January but its been cold lately so I put a few out. A robin comes and finishes them off pretty quck. Caught it with one in its beak.
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You sure did!
Wonderful catch.....
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Terrific shot, Kildale.
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I bet he was glad for the snack you left!
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They soon take care of them but I ration them to just a couple of bunches each day.
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What kind of berries are they?
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We have a huge mountain ash in the garden, gets covered with the red berries. The birds quickly clear them off though during Nov.
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I thought that is what they looked like.
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These are the same aren't they?
I never saw any birds eating them here.......

I found a real pretty leaved thing growing along the bay one year.
I decided to let it grow to see what it turned into.
It grew extremely fast. One winter I saw a bright red spot sitting in the tree.
I thought it was a cardinal sitting there for a long while until I discovered it never flew away.
I asked the kids who tied the red ribbon on my tree. One of them laughed and said he did. Boy was the joke ever on me.
Turns out it was the first red cluster of berries it had produced! It is loaded this year.
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Hard to tell without any leaves...twigs...!!!! Looks like it could be Sorbus. Lots of your neighbors had Sorbus aucuparia... that's the European Mtn Ash which is a bummer since decora and americana are native to where you live. Lots of my neighbors have that aucuparia too. It's pretty popular.
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The Native Honeysuckle I planted this past March, flowered some over the summer and now has some berries forming on it.
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