So normally the crabapple tree would be covered in these bright red-orange berries but it seems the birds have taken a liking to them early this year.
What I'm left with though are brightly colored stems. These won't look as pretty when the tree is covered in snow but we'll see what happens.
This is a shame that the birds got a little greedy as the crab apples covered in snow is really charming in the winter time. I suppose any berry plant in the winter would be charming to see. Oh well.