Recently I saw mentioned that Pine Grosbeaks prefer the seeds and often don’t eat the whole berries when foraging on Mountian Ash (Sorbus aucuparia) berries. This is contrast to American Robins, Varied Thrushes, and Bohemian Waxwings – other species seen around here that eat the whole fruit. I have seen Pine Grosbeaks eating Mountain Ash … Read more
Bohemian Waxwings seemed to move in with the snow mid-November this year. Some years they are hardly here at all, but this bird was part of a flock of 30 or so birds feeding on ornamental shrubs with fruit and mountain ash berries.
While walking through town on my way to UAS, I was inspired to take a series of tree silhouette photos. It was interesting to see how distinct they looked, even in silhouette. Of course the colorful sky as a backdrop didn’t hurt.
My brother recently posted about a polypore that had grown around an alder stick, speculating on how this may have happened, given alder’s normally rapid decay, and a polypore’s presumably slow growth. The post reminded me of a picture I took of a polypore growing on a Mt. Ash (Sorbus aucuparia) about a year ago, … Read more
Heavy rains on top of melting snow raised the level of Indian River substantially.