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Melissa Rowell

Vestal, NY, United States

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I love to watch the variety of birds that congregate on the Sumac bushes in the fall… this starling is enjoying a smorgasbord of yummy berries for his breakfast.

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Down The Hatch

A Juvenile Starling dines on Staghorn Sumac berries… amazingly approximately 300 species of songbirds enjoy sumac in their diet.

One reply on “Down the Hatch”

Paula says:

Absolutely perfect timing! Beautiful action photo. 🙂

(This plant looks like American Pokeweed…(?) See: https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PHAM4
Here is Staghorn Sumac: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/trees/handbook/th-3-59.pdf)

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