CEDAR WAXWING

by Gigi Soucy
(Huntsville,Ontario, Canada)

Beauty

Beauty

In the trail I frequently walk I discovered that all the birds that are around in there can be seen much easier in the spring before the lush greens offer them more places to hide!!!I took many pictures of these birds and here is one of my favorites.



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Beautiful photo! Few of our birds are so exquisitely dressed as the cedar waxwing. His neat and well-groomed plumage is fine and very silky. The pointed crest seems to rise and fall to express every passing emotion.

They love to feed on juniper berries, chokecherries, and other small wild fruits.
Susan

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Dec 23, 2011
A second look at the waxwings...
by: Joan Krispyn

With the warm weather we have had the berries fermented, and now the waxwings are getting drunk!

Aug 18, 2011
Cedar Waxwing
by: Anonymous

Saw this type of bird actually a couple or three of them, they were amazing to watch from our kitchen window. The would fly in toward some spider webs where they would sort of backwards flap their wings, remaining stationary or nearly so, and then just reach in and peck at and eat a big juicy spider. They continued doing this around the house, I've never seen such aerobatics sort of like hummingbirds, but of course bigger, and comparatively slow-mo looking, it was amazing ! Seems to me there was more a reddish well more coral colour cast to the wings than yellow, bur the peak was definitely brown or black and like a cardinals.

Jun 26, 2010
berries
by: Gigi

Yes they where feeding on last years left over of choke cherries.

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