Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cedar Waxwing/World Birds

 Cedar waxing foraging highbush cranberries

Cedar waxwings are familiar summer residents here. Few birds will eat highbush cranberries, but waxwings are desperate for berries this time of year so eat these that ripened last fall and are still hanging onto their bushes.

Another view of cedar waxwing

I am linking yo World Bird Wednesday.

45 comments:

Jill said...

Gorgeous shots of this beauty!

Kate said...

The close-ups of this bird are fantastic! Love the black facial mask. If I were making masks, I would take this bird's head for inspiration.

Betty Roan said...

They are beautiful birds. Great shots, too!

Sandra said...

very similar to a cardinal. i like that one with the cranberry hanging. a pop of color.

Nature Rambles said...

Cedar waxwings are indeed beautiful! Excellent shots!

Mina fotostunder said...

Beautiful shots!

TexWisGirl said...

such handsome birds!

Deb said...

Great bird pic, Bohemian Waxwings occasionally come by in the winter here, otherwise we do not see these beauties.

Stephanie said...

Great close up.

Judy said...

I love these birds. We don't see them much here but on occasion a small flock will stop in our yard for a drink and a rest on their way somewhere else. You have really captured them well here.

Cezar and Léia said...

Delicate and gorgeous birds, your pictures are wonderful!
Léia

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

These are such fine looking birds. I have yet to see one in real life. Someday.

Kathy said...

I love these guys. They actually came to our part of Texas in late January, early February this year while I was in Arizona so I missed them. Last year they were here in March but I guess the mild winter encouraged them to head north earlier than usual. We have a huge red-tipped photinia bush (tree) about 10 feet tall, 20 feet long and 6 feet wide and a flock of 20-30 waxwings can strip it of berries in two days!

Paul in Powell River said...

One of the loveliest of birds!

RedPat said...

These are one of my favourites - they always look so dignified don't they?

Carletta said...

He's a masked beauty!

Gary said...

Stunning birds!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Malyss said...

Itseems to have a mask on its face, like a small robber! :o)

Karen said...

Beauties! I don't see too many around here.

Fjällripan said...

Great captures of the beautiful waxvings!! /Susanne

Ellie said...

That's a lovely shot of the bird. Very sharp and clear.

George said...

These are great pictures of this beautiful waxwing. We don't often see them around here.

eileeninmd said...

The Waxwings are gorgeous birds, great photos.

Halcyon said...

A very attractive new friend!

LONDONLULU said...

What a stunning bird and photos too!

Carver said...

Lovely shots of the cedar waxwings. I'm not sure why I haven't seen any yet this spring. I usually do see them although sometimes I see more here in the fall.

Jack said...

I think it is time for you to publish your own bird identification book.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We used to sometimes have cedar waxwings in our yard before we sold our Oregon house...always been a favorite. thank you for the beautiful photo -- and the memories.

Springman said...

Yep, one of our favorite birds beautifully photographed!

mick said...

Great photos of beautiful birds.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful pictures, very striking looking bird too.

Randy said...

Looks like he's wearing a mask.

NatureStop said...

Great shots.Thanks for sharing!Have a great day!

Shantana

Betty Manousos said...

what a cute bird!

lovely shots i really like that second one.

have a great day!

RuneE said...

It is nice to see birds that are unknown here - it looks like it is wearing a mask!

Arija said...

He is so pretty, like a Christmas decoration.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I love those Waxwings, and this is splendid, just beautiful~

see you there! said...

Love the band of black across the eyes. Great shot.

Darla

Susan said...

Awesome shots of a very pretty bird!

heyBJK said...

Beautiful shots!

Pat Tillett said...

So pretty! I don't think we have of these in my neck of the woods.

Janie said...

The waxwings are handsome birds, and you've taken two great portraits of them.

Carole M. said...

very handsome bird

Gemma Wiseman said...

Delightful perspectives of this stunning bird!

Rose said...

S/he is such a handsome bird...wonderful captures.

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