Now that fresh fruit is no longer available, birds have taken to picking off what is left on the trees. Sometimes a frost or two helps soften fruit, making it more palatable. I saw a few birds visiting some fruit trees this Friday.
Cedar waxwings were all over a Korean mountain ash (Sorbus alnifolia), picking off the fruit.
Another flock of waxwings visited an oriental photinia tree (Photinia villosa). Photinia is a member of the rose family.
American robins visited the same tree.
Back on Meadow Road, robins joined European starlings in picking off the fruit of a cork tree (Phellodendron amurense).