Wednesday, May 09, 2007


I heard the familiar sound of the Cedar Waxwing.

I looked all around. Almost hidden in the evergreen spreader I saw this female.

Being tickled by a leaf was just fine.
My bird book says they are year around residents.
I hope so.


Jayne said...

Oh Sherry! HOW glorious they are! I am sooooo jealous!

Sheila said...

These are the prettiest birds. I envy you their compnay..!

Q said...

Dear Jayne,
When the Waxwings came on St. Patrick's Day I was awed! Now I do think they are in my area all year long.
Thank goodness I have something they can eat. They are not feeder birds but eat the berries on the Cedars and the Junipers and insects. I think all the spraying for "weeds" also hurts the bug populations. Lots of the birds are bug eaters.
You have beautiful birds in your back yard too!

Q said...

Dear Sheila,
They are so sweet too!
Cute little sound.
The males have red tips on their wings. Usually they travel in flocks. For two days now I have seen this lone Waxwing. They sprayed for "weeds" across the street and I think the birds came over here to get away from the poison. Some of the flock could be in other neighbor's spreaders. I do not think I have enough food for more than a couple of birds. Maybe I could plant more spreaders.

Mary said...

Oh, Sherry. I caught splendid photos of Cedar Waxwings near Valentine's Day. They were passing through...

You are lucky!

Q said...

Hi Mary,
I saw a tree filled with Waxwings on your journal. Wonderful photos.
I am smitten.
I saw more this morning in the small Cedar by the kitchen window. I hope they nest!!!!
Oh, oh, oh!!!