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.