Berry on bush with what looked like quite sharp branches about 6' tall.
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Thanks Chris. Presumably quite common? There were lots of them about. How would you know the difference between these and Rowan berries that Waxwings eat - do you happen to know. Lynda
Hi Lynda, it might depend on where you live and if I am correct but they are very common in my area. At this time of year they are particularly noticeable as the bright red hips stand out in the increasingly leafless hedgerows.
The thorns point towards a wild rose, whereas Rowan would have clusters of round and smaller berries.
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Thank you Chris.
... rose hips (or haws) are usually oval-ish in shape, whereas Rowan berries are more-or-less round.
Rose hips are held more-or-less singly, along an arching stem with thorns (prickles) all along it, often found in a tangle at waist or head height, although they do occasionally scramble up into trees.
Rowans hold their berries in bunches, usually tightly packed, and they are clearly small trees.
Hope this helps, Lynda.
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That's really helpful Rachy, thank you.
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