Summer Bird Feeder


It’s June, and the serviceberries (a.k.a. Juneberries a.k.a. Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’) are ripe. So far today, robins have been the main consumers, including a fat fledgling and its busy parent. A couple of female cardinals have also stopped by as well. The tree is young enough that the robins have a heck of a time balancing on the thin berry-laden branches; my day has been punctuated by their indignant chirps as the branch bends and drops them unceremoniously on the ground.


5 responses to this post.

  1. That’s the best bird feeder of all. Nature provided bird food.


  2. I have this same tree in my yard and have been trying to figure out what it was — now I know. Thanks!


  3. Posted by lakechicagoshores on June 18, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    Glad to help, Rosemarie! There’s actually several different Amelanchier species and crosses, and I can’t really tell them apart.


  4. […] November 6, 2007 · Filed under Gardening, Native Plants Autumn Brilliance serviceberry – also see an early summertime view of this tree […]


  5. […] just about done now, though, and I hope we still get a bumper crop of berries for the birds come June.   Comments […]


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