Sunday 19 August 2018

Cedar Waxwings

    I noticed a lot of bird activity in our big honeysuckle bush which is now covered with red berries--it was a group of Cedar Waxwings, that had come to devour the bounty on the bush.  These waxwings eat the berries every year and this year there seem to be more Cedar Waxwings than usual, so I guess they have had a very successful breeding season.  
    It’s always pretty amazing how quickly they can strip all the thousands of berries from the honeysuckle.  They are beautiful birds, with a subtle grayish yellow on their chest and belly and, a small red accent patch on their wing and tail feathers that are tipped with bright yellow.

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