I always wait for the birds to clear off the last of the blue elderberries before I prune back the shrub known as Big Blue, which is part of the autumn yard-tidying routine. The most common berry eaters are dainty House Finches and Black-capped Chickadees.
However, this year a Northwestern Crow has been taking a large share of them. And I wonder what effect the berries are having on its brain, or its sobriety.
Why did it decide to start dismantling the garage roof?
No more berries for you, crow. You're cut off.