Post by imperialbirders on Jun 26, 2020 12:39:49 GMT -8
This morning at breakfast, two visitors arrived in our backyard. Two young buck deer tasted our lily flowers but the taste did not appeal to them. They headed to our wild red elderberries bordering our woodlands. We have an abundant crop this year. The berries are a great attraction for birds. So far, many berry eating birds including a flock of about 50 Band tailed pigeons have gorged themselves on these elderberries. But this morning, the young bucks also took a liking to the elderberries and began stripping the berry clusters from the bushes. It was quite a sight. It is the first time we have seen deer eating red elderberries. Not to worry, they left lots of clusters for the birds.