I have a flowering dogwood tree in my yard. This fall it's produced a bumper crop of bright red berries. Possibly due to my generous application of Tree-tone for the past couple of springs?
Now that its leaves have dropped the berries are easier for the birds to spot. Happily this translated into a visit from a gregarious flock of about 10 cedar waxwings. They wasted no time picking off the berries and swallowing them whole. I've never seen waxwings on my property before; they seem to ignore the raspberries and barberries that are the more usual fare there.
Another benefit of the absent leaves is that you can see farther in the woods. Earlier this week I managed to spot a fox looking for brunch when he was at a nice distance and heading straight for me. I froze with a tree at my back, and he got within twenty feet of me before he finally wised up and took off like a rocket!