Cedar Waxwing by danapommet ()
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A treat to find in your view finder, the Cedar Waxwing is a silky, shiny collection of brown, gray, and lemon-yellow, accented with a subdued crest, rakish black mask, and brilliant red wax droplets on the wing feathers. In fall these birds gather by the hundreds to eat berries, filling the air with their high, thin, whistles. In summer you’re as likely to find them flitting about over rivers in pursuit of flying insects, where they show off dazzling aeronautics for a forest bird. Length is about 7.3 inches (8 cm) long. I think that this is a male. Info from AllAboutBirds.org Do zoom for best details.
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Image Comments (30)
blinkings () 11:50PM | Wed, 08 July 2015
That's a great looking bird Dana. I'm ashamed to say I have never heard of it!
durleybeachbum () 12:23AM | Thu, 09 July 2015
What a beauty! If we are lucky we get flocks of waxwing here to eat the berries. Photographers follow them round!
Jean_C () 1:34AM | Thu, 09 July 2015
What a splendid bird, great capture, Dana, and thanks for the infos!
jayfar () 1:36AM | Thu, 09 July 2015
This shot is a beauty Dana and I have yet to see them for myself over here. They are around sometimes but I have never had the luck.
Faemike55 () Online Now! 1:38AM | Thu, 09 July 2015
Wonderful capture, Dana Cool description of their looks and habits
MrsRatbag () 9:32AM | Thu, 09 July 2015
Wonderful find; I've had brief glimpses of them, never clear and entire, and never a photo op. Beautiful birds!
jif3d () 11:24AM | Thu, 09 July 2015
Neat Nature capture, can't say I've ever seen one of these, so thanx for the share and info. ~Cheers~
CavalierLady () 2:21PM | Thu, 09 July 2015
Lovely shot, Dana! I haven't seen one since I moved and I miss them. They are so regal.
eekdog () 5:25PM | Thu, 09 July 2015
best lg view on this pretty bird, dana. looks alot like the bluejays in our area.
sossy () 5:02AM | Sun, 19 July 2015
wow! fantastic and clear shot in wright time of this wonderful bird! super capture and info! ;o)
wysiwig () 11:06PM | Sun, 19 July 2015
"In fall these birds gather by the hundreds to eat berries, filling the air with their high, thin, whistles." Much like college students returning to campus. A fantastic shot. And doesn't he look proud.