What caused the bud damage?

I’m seeing a few of these holes every day on my Jonagold apple buds. Has anyone had this problem before and what should I do about it. The inside looks like something either bored in from the outside or was inside the bud and came out. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Bill

The only thing that ever pecked at my buds like that was finches. The net damage was small.


Thanks Scott. Some small birds have been hanging around near the tree. I looked over my small tree this morning and it still has plenty of undamaged buds. Bill