Bitterroot Birds Browse on Berries
Mountain Ash trees have "set the tables" with bunches of orange berries for birds in the Bitterroot Valley.
This week, Bohemian Waxwings have been flocking to Hamilton-area trees and gorging themselves.
The Mountain Ash berries ripen in the fall and stay on the tree all winter, unless consumed by various bird species - including the waxwings.
So, if one day you notice all the berries have disappeared on the Mountain Ash tree in your yard - blame the birds.