I'm not a big fan of chinaberry trees but American robins think they're grand.
While taking back roads to Clermont this afternoon, I saw dozens of birds flying in and out of a chinaberry tree's branches. Pulling off the road onto the grass, I grabbed my camera and zoomed in for a closer look.
The birds were robins - my first robin sighting of the season - and they were in the middle of a feeding frenzy!
One robin after another flew onto a branch, plucked a yellow chinaberry off the bunch, ate it then fly away only to be replace by another robin flying in.
Birds eat. Birds poop. New trees sprout in the fertilized ground.
Although I'm not a fan of chinaberry trees, I enjoyed seeing how wild the robins were for the berries. Watching them feed gave me a new appreciation for the deciduous tree. But don't get me wrong, robins or not, I still don't want chinaberry trees growing in my yard.
I saw them in my neighborhood on Monday--what a treat!ReplyDelete
Robins love my camphor tree berries too. I know these trees are considered invasive but the trunk is over 20' in circumference, a grandfather tree.ReplyDelete