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Birds in Christmas Trees (1 Viewer)

Deb Burhinus

Used to be well known! 😎
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Just saw this today

It reminded me of another bird in a Christmas tree some years ago. Carol singing in the local Church one Christmas Eve afternoon and I spotted some movement in the enormous Christmas Tree set up in front of the chancel steps - it was a Robin! It seemed quite at home in the Tree, staying for a few days, feasting on flies and spiders high up in the vaulted ceiling that no one ever cleaned. The day after Boxing Day, the vicar left the doors wide open all day and it flew out (after I had suggested the alternative should be to leave the lid off the font so it could drink and bathe 😁)

Personally, I have a really hard time with birds flying around indoors - it freaks me out a bit for some reason but when they have set up camp in a Christmas Tree, it‘s rather charming...
 

Lisa W

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There was a Northern Saw-whet Owl that arrived in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree this year. Spent a few days in Rehab and then returned to the wild.
 

birdmeister

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There was a Northern Saw-whet Owl that arrived in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree this year. Spent a few days in Rehab and then returned to the wild.
A very neat thread!

I remember a story last year that mentioned an Eastern Screech-owl in the same predicament, though in this case it wasn't discovered until the tree was set up indoors!
 

pianoman

duck and diver, bobolink and weaver
I did see a partridge quite close to a pear tree once, though it was summer time and it didn't oblige by actually perching in the tree.
 

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