The beautiful cedar waxwing travels in flocks and can strip a tree or shrub of its berries in no time. This one was alone on a branch making it a perfect opportunity for a photo. These are serviceberries the birds are eating and they never get a chance to fully ripen to their dark purplish-blue colour because robins, jays, chickadees, cardinals and of course the squirrels all fight for their share until they are gone. We planted a second serviceberry tree in the front yard when the grass was removed to ensure there are plenty of berries each spring.
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