Up close and personal, this is what the berries look like. The birds are going completely nutso! Apparently, from what I have read, these berries provide a bit of a “high” for the birds that eat them.
Be sure to click (twice) on the pictures to see a bigger size. These berries are so beautiful and shiny!
With so many to choose from, the birds are really flocking to the bush to partake.
The sheer number of berries provide a feeding station for a dozen birds, or more, at a time.
And, yes, this is the same bush that housed our baby roadrunners! It has been taken over now by mockingbirds, thrashers and cactus wrens. There are several other varieties of birds around now, too, but only those three seem interested in the berries.
Judging by the antics we are seeing on the deck, the rumors of intoxication may very well be true!