Berries for the birds

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Good afternoon everyone-My garden is also partly a bird sanctuary with many shrubs with berries.  I also have trees that will have berries. The trees and shrubs are varying sizes but are all doing pretty well.  The thing I haven't really noticed is the birds eating them. Maybe they didn't get the memo.  I am hoping once the shrubs get bigger the berries will get bigger as well. Some of the berries aren't any bigger than a BB. They are colorful though. Here are two kinds that I have pics of

BEAUTY BERRY

CARDINAL CARDINAL

 

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Sharon Lee

Comments (31)

Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

I think they will Roger once they realize what they are. Follow the leader in the bird kingdom.

Dec 20, 2014 05:30 AM
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Thanks for sharing your berries with us Sharon, I bet those bird will get the memo soon as the colder weather arrives. I also love to watch the birds and have several feeders, bird houses, and a fish pond which they drink out of. I haven't noticed to many birds lately with it being cooler weather, I guess they have flown south to warmer weather.

Dec 20, 2014 07:04 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Sure thing Bob-The birds are even more plentiful in the winter time here.

Dec 20, 2014 07:12 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Sharon, Berry-Berry good! Eaten or not...by the way, just learned that if you have suet and birdseed near your home that it attracts RATS. Our first packrat was discovered and safely taken to Greasy Spoon Rd....bummer--now I have to move my suet feeder and attached birdfeeder away from the house. 

Dec 20, 2014 07:46 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gayle-Never heard that before and have thankfully never had a problem in all the time I have been feeding them.  Hopefully I never will

Dec 20, 2014 07:50 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Sharon Lee .. I love planting things that help to feed mother nature.  Beautiful plants and berries and the birds will enjoy!

Dec 20, 2014 10:27 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Judith-So do I. I planted a lot of shrubs with berries so hopefully the birds will figure out what a feast they truly have

Dec 20, 2014 10:32 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Those are some beautiful berries Sharon, I am sure that once the word gets out the birds will be rushing to your bushes.

 

Dec 20, 2014 03:00 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you Bob-I can only hope

Dec 20, 2014 05:14 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

I bet the birds love those tasty berries as well.

Dec 21, 2014 01:29 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

I would hope so Gary but I don't know that they found them. maybe they need to have BIRD SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Dec 21, 2014 01:49 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Sharon ... very beautiful photos of berries 

Dec 21, 2014 03:31 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you Bob

Dec 21, 2014 03:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your photographs. Enjoy the holidays with your camera in hand.

Dec 26, 2014 03:06 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Roy-You are welcome and hope you have a great New Year

Dec 26, 2014 04:02 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

You can bet if humans could eat these berries, that the birds would be all over them. LOL. That's just the way they work. I love several peaches this year to the birds. That's ok. They need to eat, too. 

I'm getting a late start tonight, Sharon. A friend of mine had a birthday and I enjoyed some good food, company and beverages with him and other friends. 

Aug 29, 2015 01:55 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -I do believe you are right because they do go after my raspberries and strawberries. I need a sign saying. These are mine and those are yours. LOL  I didn't have peaches this year. I am glad you had a great time at the birthday party. You need some fun along with your work.

Aug 29, 2015 06:56 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -Just noticed you are really going back a ways as this post was last December. Way cool and thank you so much.

Aug 29, 2015 06:58 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Oh, Sharon. I saw your comment on one of my posts. Thank you. 

I've had to call a staff assistant to the floor for screwing up big time. And tonight was our installation banquet. So it's not only been a busy day, but a difficult one. The owner is out of town. He told me to take the responsibility for talking with the office person. That's not really what I should be doing, but I had to. 

Sep 14, 2016 12:34 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -You are welcome and so sorry that the owner left you that responsibility. It wasn't yours to have to do.

Sep 14, 2016 12:55 PM