What in the world?

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  1. jpasquini

    jpasquini Active Member 10 Years

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    I have a Rainier cherry tree, which started with a huge crop of cherries this year but most of them died off in early stage.
    Of the remaining ones, I am finding this, strange markings on practically every single one.

    What are they? Worms, bird bites..... fungal infection I can't tell. I have to say its disappointing, whatever is doing it is remarkably thorough, because I've only found 2 that haven't been marked like this.
     

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  2. Sulev

    Sulev Contributor

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    Looks like pecked by a bird.
     
  3. jpasquini

    jpasquini Active Member 10 Years

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    Dang those birds! They snap up everything
     
  4. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Just thought I would add this link about Starlings eating cherries. OK it's not very nice, but it does talk about a large amount of birds this year eating cherry crops accross Europe.
    Rosy Starling shot 'for eating cherries' - BirdGuides
    I would much prefer netting than shooting btw.
     

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