Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

My location is Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The bird outside my window was sitting on a crab apple tree. It is the end of June.

The bird had a regal head, rather like a cardinal but not as much of a crest. It was tan in colour, except on its belly where it started to go yellow which then extended to its tail when it flew.

Its eyes were amazing in that is looked like it had yellow or white eye liner about and below the eyes, going across in a straight, thin line creating a little bit of a mask effect.

The bird was relatively the size of a female cardinal but sleeker looking. Very impressive..

Anyone know what it might be or if you have a picture? I wasn't thinking quickly enough to get one!

I have enclosed a photo of a cedar waxwing. They love to feed on cedar or juniper berries, chokecherries, dog-wood, and other small wild fruits.

They are gentle, refined in manners, courteous to one another, almost silent visitors that will sit for hours nearly motionless in a tree while digesting a recent feast.

They usually don't begin to make their nest until the end of June - usually in a fruit tree or cedar. The devoted male brings dainties to his brooding mate and helps her feed their family.
Happy Birding,

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