Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cedar Waxwings

In February a large flock of Robins came in.  They feed on berries and insects..etc.  Along with them came a small flock of Cedar Waxwings. I think this is my husband’s favorite bird.  He likes the bandit look2.22-23.09 032c                 and the cocky little attitude.2.22-23.09 028c 

He was more than willing to pose for the pictures….almost as though he were trying to show off his best side.

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You can just see the yellow on the tip of his tail, below the branch.

 2.22-23.09 030c  They came in with the Robins. At that time the Peppertrees were producing red berries. This is a non-native..invasive tree and it really takes over. We waited for the birds to eat and leave before trimming them back.  The Robins  came to the bird bath in large numbers, and the Cedar Waxwings with them. Sometimes the edge was full of birds with many sitting in the bushes or the Tangelo tree waiting for a turn.  The photo shows 2 Cedar Waxwings and a Catbird joining them.

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  1. Your photos are gorgeous, Robbins always remind me of home.

  2. Beautiful shots Carol! Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog. I see you are in FL too! I will tell others about your new blog and I also look forward to following yours.

    Craig Glenn

  3. Carol, your website is AWESOME! Thanks for stopping by my desert blog! I'm TRYING to get some pics of meadowlarks up in our mountains...but I need a telephoto lens! I'm just starting to get into taking pics of birds!

  4. Hi know the first thing I thought when I saw the Cedar Waxwing..was yes, he looks just like a bandit but so pure and soft! I've never seen one. Nice one around the water with different expressions! Did you guys make that bird bath? Terrific-

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed looking at your wonderful variety of colorful birds. Gorgeous shots of the waxwings. Very nice clarity.

  6. Thank you for visiting my blog and my corner of the world in Alaska. I very much enjoyed looking through your blog and seeing the beautiful, colorful birds you have in Florida. They are so different than we see here--well, we do get the robins in the summer. Your shots of the waxwings are gorgeous. I'll be back to visit.

  7. Carol, how blessed you are to be surrounded by such a wide variety of wildlife! Do you know that I saw my first cedar waxwings this past year (at McDonalds, of all places, while getting an iced coffee!)... There were so many of them in a small tree, eating berries. It was a thrill for me as, up until then, I'd only seen photos of them in my Birds and Blooms magazine. They are so "smooth" looking compared to other birds where the feathers are so visible... I just scrolled through past posts and your photos are just amazing!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage


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