A couple of days ago I had been admiring the excellent series of photographs Roy had taken of a Blackbird eating haw berries which can be seen on The Fenlandwalker Birding and Countryside Blog.
Yesterday as I was setting up the camcorder I spotted a Blackbird helping himself to the berries on one of the trees down the end of the garden. I only managed a short clip as Mr Blackbird had probably been eating for a while and decided to have a rest.
As it is a good twenty years since I planted that tree I have forgotten what it is. In the spring it is a mass of pink blossom and cheers up a fairly dull corner of the garden. It is a pity that the surrounding evergreens have just about blocked it out but the odd branch keeps poking out so I leave it well alone.
After a bit if research I think the tree is a cotoneaster.
Monk Seals, the Desertas Islands, Madeira
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