Juvenile Cedar Waxwing

by Judy Ranson
(Seattle, WA)

Juvenile Cedar Waxwing

Juvenile Cedar Waxwing

While looking at all the posts this summer, I realized how different the juvenile birds can look from their parents, just as the male and females of some bird breeds look nothing alike. This can really make it difficult to identify them. So that mystery bird at your feeder that doesn't seem to fly well could be someone's offspring trying to fledge.


Here is a picture of a juvenile Cedar Waxwing that may fit the description of a recent 'what bird is this?' post.

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  1. what kind of bird is this

    Oct 15, 17 06:44 PM

    He looks like a cardinal but blue! i have never seen this bird before until this week

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  2. what kind of bird is this and is it a baby

    Oct 15, 17 06:44 PM

    It can barly fly so is he injured or baby hes not that big ether his head has like fuzzy stuff

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  3. Tom Metz

    Oct 15, 17 06:42 PM

    Small dusky or dark gray bird, 3 to 4 inches, with a fan shaped tail. The tail had 2 yellow triangle markings, which were about 3/4 to 1 inch each.

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