Every year the same game takes place. Our full time resident the Mocking Bird attempts to single handle the many Cedar Waxwings invading his stash of Holly Berries. Aggressive stances and fancy divebombing techniques are just to little to ward off his Looters of the Berries!
Standing watch and ever alert, a close eye is kept open for the masked bandits!
This year there were not as many Waxwings as in prior years. My guesstimate was only around thirty birds. Last year there was at least 75 to a hundred. The drought probably had a bearing on their numbers.
The good thing about their numbers were I got to watch three days of the Mockingbird trying to run off the berrie thieves before the Waxwings had the trees stripped!
Whenever there was a break in the action between the, Mockingbird vs Waxwings war, noticed this little Wren would show up to see what all the commotion was about!
Guess this just about ends the Stealing of the Berries post for this year!