The first time I saw them eating berries, I was amazed that they didn't choke on them. They swallow the whole thing so quickly that I was sure I was going to have to do the heimlick maneuver on a few of them. In case you are curious, Tink was inside on the couch and watching them very intently the whole time. It was very tempting for her, but she couldn't figure out how to open the window. Ashley was enjoying a nice nap.
There were so many birds on the tree that the ones on the upper branches were knocking snow off of the limbs onto the lower birds.
They worked very quickly, so soon the branches were free of berries and the swarm of locust-like birds were off to another tree.