02 June 2008

Clean sweep

New growth on Bonsai Tree was forcing last year's fruits from their branches last week. When I arrived at school on Wednesday, a flock of cedar waxwings crowded the sidewalk, ground and tree, picking up and pulling off the old crabapples. I hadn't yet seen any of these this year, and was able to observe them at quite close range; they really are lovely birds.

Four hours later I left the building, and every crabapple - and waxwing - was gone.

photo by Eric D Carr

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