Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday's Foto

Near the 5th Street entrance to Prospect Park is a small stand of crabapple trees. These tree's hard fruit remain uneaten from Autumn until late-winter. Now that the fruits have softened Cedar Waxwings and robins are feasting on the windfall. The Cedar Waxwing is one of two species of waxwing in North America, the other being Bohemian Waxwing. This fruit-eating specialist is one of a few North American species that can survive for several months on fruit alone. In NYC they are usually the last species to begin nesting as they time their breeding season with summer's fruiting plants.

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