With all the cold weather, this should be a great year for cherries and apricots. However, the buds can’t flower and fruit if they’ve been eaten. Birds, apparently lacking for food in the dry winter, have stripped more than two thirds of the buds off the ‘Moorpark’ apricot and attacked several other trees as well.
To help protect the remaining buds, I added some flash tape to the corralito.
Normally I put this up only as the fruit ripens. The look of the bare trees and the flash tape is sort of surreal.