Actually I mean apple tree, but what does honesty mean in the UK these days?! OK, putting the election to one side, here are some cute photos of the non-stop activity/glut fest occurring in our John Downie crab apple tree at the moment.
Usually the fruit lasts till January and we see lots of different members of the thrush family in the tree: redwings, fieldfares, song thrushes and mistle thrushes.
I don’t think they will be getting a look in this year though, because the squirrels and wood pigeons have moved in, big time.
The only member of Turdidae visiting so far are blackbirds.
However, this is the first year I’ve seen magpies raiding the fruit.
The squirrels have been pretty entertaining with their acrobatics so far and with the supply of easy to reach apples dwindling every day, I am looking forward to increasingly risky manoeuvres over the next week.
And in case anyone is feeling put out about the misleading title, here is an example of some Stripping the Willow for your enjoyment.