Every year around this time, the hardy winter robins show up on West Island looking for the berries on the holly trees to be just right to eat. After they get cold and warm a couple of times, they taste better, according to some experts. These guys hung around the yard for a day or two, and then suddenly hundreds of birds converged upon the holly, devouring its berries in two days. The first day, the tree was pretty much stripped bare. The second day, the leftovers on the ground, and a few stragglers on the branches got gobbled up. Usually there are a few blue jays in the mix, but they remained elusive this year.
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