Sunday, June 2, 2013

Cedar Waxwing/Birding

 Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Looking a bit haughty here, but actually cedar waxwings are sweet and gregarious - even plucking berries and passing them on to other cedar waxwings. These birds are definitely not loners, sometimes they gather by the hundreds when in search of fruiting trees and shrubs. There are no berries ripe here yet, though, so now they are eating insects.

 Looks like it's wearing a mask

This one looks regal in this photo, but when waxwings eat fermented berries, they can look a bit tipsy. Very entertaining!

Bringing home nesting material

I am linking with I'd Rather B Birdin'  HERE.

45 comments:

Kerri said...

What a lovely series! I LOVE Waxwings!

Andy said...

You are not kidding when you say they gather by the hundreds. When they do waxwings are very entertaining to watch.
PS: Nice shots.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty shots of the Cedar Waxwings. They are one of my favorite birds! Happy Sunday to you!

Lowell said...

These are some of your best bird shots ever, EG! Wow! So sharp and such great color! Kudos to you!

Cloudia said...

sweet birds sweet shots!



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Terri said...

He does look regal, and very cute with that black mask around his eyes.

Gary said...

Great shots. I finally saw one the other day. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lovely pictures. I think these birds have a very special sleek look to them.I have witnessed drunk Robins and it is rather comical.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great looking bird!

Buttons said...

Incredible shots I think this has to be my favourite bird for its beauty. B

Sandra said...

he is so perfect he looks like he is a wax figure. that second one with the mask he is just magnificent.

TexWisGirl said...

they pass thru here so quickly. this year i missed seeing them. sometimes i hear their little whispers and that's when i spot a small flock.

Judy said...

These are so rare around here, I always get excited to see one.

cieldequimper said...

I don't think that's haughty, I think it's hey wait, I need to figure out how I'll look best on your blog for the whole world to see!

Karen said...

Fabulous EG!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

What great shots, suitable for the best of bird guides.

Susan said...

What a beautiful bird. Love the mask!

Judy said...

Gorgeous images!!! The middle one is my favourite!!

Janie said...

Very pretty birds, EG, and your photos are impressive.

RedPat said...

They are such formal looking birds! It is always fun to watch them strip the berries from a bush!
Super shots.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Great shots of this beautiful bird!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful pictures of the cedar waxwings. I think they are so pretty. Love their colouring.

Stephanie said...

He's beautiful!

Lisa Gordon said...

My goodness, these are really beautiful portraits!
So nicely done.

Karen said...

Great shots, they are so handsome these birds and very regal.

Carletta said...

Beautiful shots of the waxwing!

Michelle said...

A nice series. I like seeing the nesting material in the beak!

Rose said...

oh, EG, these are wonderful. They are so beautiful.

George said...

These are beautiful photos of a regal-looking bird. Well done!

Randy said...

Very suave looking character.

LONDONLULU said...

They are looking regal indeed! I am trying to imagine them tipsy, haha. Lovely shots and a good-lookin' bird!

Cindy said...

What a gorgeous looking bird! Great shots. Enjoy your week.

OurJaipur.Com said...

Very Nice Shots. . . :)

llandudnopictures said...

A very regal looking bird, great portraits!

see you there! said...

Great photo's. It must be wonderful and colorful to see a bunch of them "socializing".

Darla

edenhills said...

Beautiful! I love the mask over the eyes.

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

You got some fantastic shots of this beautiful bird! I was so excited to see my first flock this year. They do like to travel in large numbers.

Anni said...

Wow....incredible!! I've only seen ONE in my lifetime, and no camera nearby...so I'm still hoping. These are so cool.

Sorry I didn't get around to visiting yesterday...no power due to storms!!

Ken Schneider said...

I envy your beautiful portraits of the waxwings. They are usually high in the trees when I get a shot at them.

amanda | wildly simple said...

Cedar Waxwings are one of my favorite birds of all time! :)

Viola said...

Gorgeous bird and photos! =)

Sue said...

That bird almost looks regal!

=)

kelley jensen said...

great capture of a gorgeous bird

Elisa Nievas said...

It´s a kind of magic!

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable birds, you got wonderful portraits!
Léia

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