Tag: Crabapple trees

Fruit-eating birds: American robins, northern mockingbirds, and gray catbirds

What the above photo lacks in quality is hopefully made up for in quantity–of robins, that is. After looking at it for a long time, I make out 9 American robins on 2 distinct winterberries. The winterberry shrub in the foreground with purplish berries…

Nor’easter of March 2018

Nor’easter of March 2018. Actually, we’ve had 2 March nor’easters. The second one, on March 7, hit this area hard with around 16″ of heavy snow, but no wind, thank heaven. We didn’t lose power. Much to be thankful about. Today, March 8, the…

Golden Raindrops crabapple trees

Golden Raindrops crabapple trees (Malus transitoria¬†Schmidtcutleaf). Last spring I wrote a post called A robin experiment where I described bringing home dried-up crabapple fruits from the park to feed a hungry old robin. In that post, I expressed a desire to plant some crabapples…

A robin experiment

In the post American robin,¬†just a few days ago, I wrote about a big old robin near the feeders, and also about a flock of robins in a nearby park, eating little dried-up fruits from 2 small crabapple trees. Perhaps these tangy treats–well, I…