[CT Birds] Amazing Mulberry tree

jayne.amico at cox.net jayne.amico at cox.net
Sun Jun 13 10:23:52 EDT 2010

CT Birders -

 You got that right Paul! 

IMO mulberry trees are the number one best tree for attracting birds and other wildlife!  The sanctuary has several very mature trees that are teeming with activity right now.

Jayne Amico
Southington, CT

---- Carrier Graphics <carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net> wrote: 
> Have had much time this year in the yard keeping an eye out for 
> whats happening daily. I planted 7 years ago a Mulberry tree. It is
>  now 20 feet high and this spring is just dripping with berries.
> So here is my surprising list of birds seen so far feeding from this tree.
> Baltimore Oriole
> S Tanager
> Cedar Waxwing - 6 often
> Kingbird
> Starling
> Wood thrush
> Hermit Thrush
> Robin - often
> Catbird- more than often
> Bluebird
> House finch - the whole family
> Purple finch - pair
> Goldfinch - never knew they ate berries
> Red-wing Blackbird
> Cardinal
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak
> Towhee
> Bluejay - often, and feeding young
> Blue headed Vireo - Once in April when berries were green!
> Great crested Flycatcher - I think it ate a berry, not certain.
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - often in tree.
> Other species have been in tree, but haven't seen them
>  in the act of eating berries. That's 21species!
> My record species counted in my Service berry tree over
> 25 years of counting is 15 species, and this Mulberry tree
> in just one year has passed that count handily. If you want 
> to attract birds to your yard, I suggest first planting a Mulberry tree!
> Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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