[Tweeters] Re: Union Bay Watch } Elderberry Whine

Stewart Wechsler ecostewart at gmail.com
Sun Jun 25 16:56:41 PDT 2017


About 2 weeks ago, in Lincoln Park, West Seattle, I was interested to note
that the Black-headed Grosbeaks were eating the Red Elderberries when the
fruits were still green! I question whether the seeds were ripe enough
for the plant to benefit from this.

While it didn't surprise me, it was interesting to hear that the Pileated
Woodpeckers were also eating the ripe berries! While I haven't witnessed
it lately, I would be surprised if the American Robins weren't among the
birds also eating Red Elderberries. I did catch the Band-tailed Pigeons at
Lincoln Park in the act of eating them just yesterday!

-Stewart
www.stewardshipadventures.com



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> Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:59:10 -0700

> From: Hubbell <ldhubbell at comcast.net>

> Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Elderberry Whine

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> Tweeters,

>

> Can you name three local species of birds which eat elderberries? You will

> if you read this week’s post.

>

> By the way, I forgot to mention that I also saw cedar waxwings eating the

> elderberries. So now you are still trying to thing of three other,

> additional species besides the waxwings. Good Luck!

>

> http://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/06/elderberry-whine.html <

> http://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/06/elderberry-whine.html>

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> Have a great day on Union Bay!

>

> Larry Hubbell

> ldhubbell at comcast dot net

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