Or guesses. I have had two jugs of holly covered in bright red berries in the house since before Christmas; they have given me great pleasure but now the leaves have begun to fall.
Although I know that the birds love holly berries but never seem to eat them once they have dropped them on the ground, I scattered the stalks of berried holly around the bird table and waited to see what happened. Although we had twelve male blackbirds under (and on) the table, none of them seemed to approach the berried stalks.
When we went to bed all the berries were still there. When I drew the curtains back this morning all the berries had been eaten. My question is - what had eaten the berries overnight. A possible guess I suppose is mice. Any ideas?