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Spring Leaves on Arkansas Trees

The oak trees have burst out with a fresh set of pale leaves that are quickly turning dark green, as they continue to grow.  The forest is filling in with the deciduous trees blooming and merging with the evergreens.  Both types of trees, and wildflowers too, have been pollinating and the air is still filled with fine yellow-green dust.  It’s a busy time of year with a rapidly changing environment.

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Yellow Rumped Warbler

This little bird, a yellow rumped warbler, made these cedar tree berries seem like a pretty big meal.  I was a little surprised that it was able to swallow the berries.  It did seem to take it’s time, especially compared to the waxwing birds that were also feeding. Continue reading Yellow Rumped Warbler

Cedar Waxwings Eating Cedar Tree Berries

Right around Thanksgiving, a large group of migrating cedar waxwings, and a few other birds, decided the berries on this tree were ripe and ready.  There were plenty of berries to go around but not enough space for all the birds at once.  They would take turns visiting the cedar tree for a meal, while the bulk of the flock waited in a nearby oak tree.

These birds are very considerate to each other and have been known to form chains and pass berries along.  When the flock is larger than the tree, cooperation is the key!

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