Thought it was a cardinal

by Lin Russell
(Clever, Missouri)

I thought it was a cardinal at first glance. They were flying all over the place. Probably close to 2 dozed of them. After trying to get a shot with my phone, I could see they weren't red, but more brownish with light underbelly, maybe yellow tint. Top knotted like a cardinal. I live in Christian country Missouri. Any ideas? Thank you

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Apr 12, 2017
BirdID
by: AuntGiki

Glad I could help! I love those bird. I only get them here in NJ twice a year when certain berries pop out. They are very pretty

Apr 12, 2017
??Thought it was a Cardinal
by: Anonymous

It definitely looks like they are cedar waxwings; I get them, but not often anymore. They migrate through and feed on the berries, etc., of trees. Then, before you know they are off to their next stop. Love these beautiful birds. I miss seeing them on a regular basis.

Apr 12, 2017
Thank you Aunt Gigi
by: Anonymous

Aunt Gigi you are correct. I went in and zoomed on my photo and the eye marking is very clear. Thank you so much. I also found another article on them being sighted in Jefferson City so this is a migratory route for them. Again thank you so very much. Mystery solved.

Apr 12, 2017
BirdID
by: Aunt Giki

hard to tell because the pic is dark - but they could be cedar waxwings

Apr 12, 2017
Cardinals
by: Anonymous

Female cardinals are brown and young males too

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