Friday, March 03, 2006

The Birds

They are here! Every year the birds come and in Hitchcock horror movie fashion strip all the berries off the two yaupon holly trees in our front yard. It is amazing to watch. They start at the tops of the trees and work their way down.

I thought this was the circle of life at its finest at first. The birds received nourishment and kept all those yaupon berries from just falling on our porch. Unfortunately in record time they moved to the back yard and pooped the berries out all over the back patio.

Still it is an amazing sight (the picture doesn't do it justice) and one I look forward to. I'll just need to try to keep the Jeep from being underneath the trees and remember to move the patio furniture.

Rvised: Just looked it up, these birds are Cedar Waxwings.--Thanks Carol for motivating me to look it up!

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