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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Nature Notes and Weekend Snapshots: Everything's Happening in the Mullberry Tree

I don't remember who, but last week someone posted their mulberry vines and mentioned that the birds weren't eating the fruit. I mentioned that I had mulberry trees and that the birds loved the fruit but that mine didn't have any fruit yet.Well lo and behold the next day I looked at the tree to see if the fruit was setting and sure enough it was full of fruit. By this weekend, much of the fruit was ripe and I got a lot of shots of the birds in the tree. All the shots except the last two were taken this weekend.You may have to click inside the shot above to get the full effect, but the robin bit off more than he could chew. Talk about getting caught with food in your wide open mouth.
If the mulberry tree wasn't so leafy, it would be easy to photograph the birds feasting but but they keep darting behind the leaves. Even so, I did get quite a few shots when they came out into the open. The shot above is a case of find the birdie in the picture. If you don't spot it you can click inside and find her.
The shot below wasn't taken this weekend but I thought I'd show a range of the variety of birds that feast in this and my other mulberry tree. I shot the cardinal below early in the week when I first started checking to see if the fruit was setting.
One more shot from early in the week shows one of the top branches against the blue sky. We've been having so much rain that I felt like throwing in a blue sky shot to round off my mulberry tree feature. Naturally it's impossible to get in position to take a shot like the one below without scaring the birds so it's a birdless shot.
Other participants in these themes can be found at Nature Notes and Weekend Snapshot.

31 comments:

Leora said...

Love your photo of the robin with his mouthful. Funny! And the mulberry leaves against the sky is a nice photo, pleasant to the eye.

Lynn said...

The robin didn't choke, right? :) Have a great week ahead!

Indrani said...

The birds sure are having a great time snacking in your garden.

EastCoastLife said...

I wish for some rain, it's been very hot for us here.

The birds are going to have a party in your garden!

Willa said...

is that a Cardinals? back in Ohio, I have a regular visitor in our backyard. It's beautiful!!!

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Carver!
Lovely pictures! This robin is cute!don't disturb him please! :-))
Have a nice week!
Léia

@rieLLe said...

Nice photo subjects!

silverstar98121 said...

My grandparents had a mulberry tree in their backyard, and I remember all the birds flocking to it. I also remember us kids eating the mulberries and getting the juice all over us and our clothes. Mother wasn't pleased.

SandyCarlson said...

I love your attention to all the details. Great sequence, Carver.

Karen said...

The bird enjoys munching on the mulberry. Great weekend!

Hazel said...

I love all your photos; always a delight to see them. Thanks again. Have a great weekend.

ramblingwoods.com said...

LOL on the robin with the mouthful.. I have had some finch coming to the feeders with reddish stains on them which makes me wonder what kind of fruit they were finding to eat. I will have to take a look around to see what I can find close by...Thank you for the great post for Nature Notes Carver and for your good wishes... Michelle

Dora said...

The robin is so greedy. :)

luna miranda said...

wonderful photos! i hope the robin didn't choke---he was probably afraid other birds would discover his mulberry tree.:D

napaboaniya said...

I'm sure the birds enjoy feasting on your Mullberry trees :)

Have a peaceful week ahead Carver :)

marites said...

LOL! That robin got greedy! that's a good capture:) hope he didn't choke though. My WS is up too.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

fun finds of my favorite birds

SASSY MOM said...

Lovely nature shots Carver. Looks like that robin is having a feast!

Hope you can visit my WS here.

Kitty said...

That robin's the funniest! He looks a bit angry that it won't all go in. I'm amazed at the birds your getting to your garden - they look almost tropical to me.

Heart of Rachel said...

It's nice to see the tree rich with fruits that the birds can enjoy.

prinsesamusang said...

the shot with the mouthful is amazing! i wanted to ask if you have seen a narra tree? it has wonderful yellow flowers, so tiny, that's just so beautiful in the summer, especially when they fall down the ground.

Arlene said...

Yummy my daughter loves to pick these berries for eating. But am sure the birds are more than happy to pick on them.

Nice shots, Carver!

Ascender Rises Above said...

what fun photos; wondering how that bird holds the fruit without squishing it...

Cloudia said...

So delightful!
I love birds, Carver. And your shots.
Aloha

Dr.John said...

Great pictures. I really like the one with the Robin with its mouth full.

Ayie said...

the birds must be so full after munching on your berries

Mar said...

I have 3 mulberry trees,which came with the house. I have been cleaning under them!! the fruit keeps falling down ...

Celeste said...

Great post. I will have to run out and check the mulberry trees in the park now! I certainly didn't notice any fruit today but maybe I was too busy enjoying the sunshine :)

byrningbunny said...

lol I love shots like these. We're still in the greening phase, so no greedy robins in our trees. Thanks for the hope of things to come.

MyMaracas said...

It's amazing how many birds you're able to find in that tree. The robin is just toooo funny with that big berry stuck in his mouth.

RJ Flamingo said...

That was me, Carver! And now that the rains are here, the fruit is mostly gone - and I still haven't seen a single bird in the mulberries! Well, I enjoyed them.:-)

Your shots are wonderful - I love robin with his mouth full. LOL!

My new Nature Notes post is up, too, on my other blog. Have a great weekend!