25 June 2014

Cedar Waxwing

If you hear a lot of chatter from birds in a tree with fruit at this time of year, ripe or not, then it might be evening grossbeaks, Cedar Waxwings (note yellow tip on tail). A male  (photo left) stretches up to get at the berries that are the ripest. By the time they are all ripe, there might not be any left. They sound as if they haven't eaten in weeks.

Thank you Debbie for the correction


  1. Dear Maywyn - so glad you are back. This looks like a gorgeous bird...our cedar waxwings look similar. Hope you are having a great week.

  2. Hi Debbie!
    You are right. I'll make the correction. Something was nagging me when I posted because I posted pictures of them last year. Weird, the bird looks like an evening grossbeak I saw on Google images.
    Thank you!

  3. Such a pretty photo!

  4. Hello Susan
    Thank you.
    They weren't easy to get photos of because they move so fast.

  5. I LOVE birds - we have such a limited variety here in the desert...mockingbirds, mostly. Lovely during the day, but those suckers can go all night, if they get fired up! Happy Day, Maywyn...

    1. Hi Tanya,
      There's a bird around here I forget the name of that sometimes does pick the wrong branch to sing on and on for what feels like forever. Happy 4th of July to you and yours!


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