Sunday, February 14, 2010

A blizzard of snow AND robins in our holly tree...

robins in snow dining on holly berries
Robins, desperate for food during out back-to-back blizzards of earlier in the month, came by the hundreds to dine on berries in my huge holly tree. I'm not good at estimating heights but can tell you that our holly tree is as tall as our two-story house plus A-frame attic (which adds at least 8 feet to the height of the house). There are three main trunks to the tree which we've trimmed to allow walking underneath and kept it mostly rounded above that point. Unfortunately for the tree, the heavy wet snow of the Feb 5-6, 2010 storm broke one minor branch and one of the major trunks about 2/3 of the way toward the top of the tree.

1 comment:

  1. while searching this very phenomenon i came across your blog site. in the 13 years we've lived at our house, never had we witnessed the mass overtaking of our holly tree. it was such a strange site to see for mid winter. after 2 weeks of this, they have made a huge mess and have nearly stripped all the berries from the tree. it's like the hitchcock movie! absolutely crazy!


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