Pyracanthaberry Wine

close cluster

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!

like grape clusters

With so many to choose from, the birds are really flocking to the bush to partake.

thick as thieves

The sheer number of berries provide a feeding station for a dozen birds, or more, at a time.

deck blind

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!

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About judilyn

RV'er, foody, caregiver, knowledge seeker
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6 Responses to Pyracanthaberry Wine

  1. LFFL says:

    Hilarious. The birds have OD’d.

  2. bjdewell says:

    When I was a kid, we had those bushes in the neighborhood. At a certain time during the year they would be full of little black caterpillars. We used to collect them and save them in jars with leaves and berries. Your photos brought back some good memories. 🙂

  3. Liz says:

    Dear Wiki says the berries are mildly poisonous but are also a valuable source of nectar. I have never seen them but they look very interesting and it’s amazing that the birds get some “high” from them. How interesting!

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