A Walk Among The Waxwings

I was walking with my daughter this morning when a rustling in some nearby branches caught my attention.  The cause of the rustling (much to my delight) was a mob of Cedar Waxwings seeking berries for their breakfast.

They didn’t sit still for long and (much to my dismay) kept disappearing behind leaves and twigs, but I did manage to capture a few in photos.

These lovely birds haven’t been hanging out in my yard this season (much to my disappointment) so it was a treat to get some pictures of them this morning.  Before leaving them to their munching, I did remind them that should they desire a beverage to wash down those berries, there is a fountain of fresh water just waiting for them in my backyard!

*If you click on any of the pictures, it will let you scroll through the gallery. 🙂

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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19 Responses to A Walk Among The Waxwings

  1. avian101 says:

    This is a beautiful series, such lovely birds! Good work Kathy!… Please don’t call me Sir, H.J. would be fine! 🙂

  2. Sheila Moss says:

    Boy, they are chomping down on those berries.

  3. Jill Kuhn says:

    I see these at the lake sometimes and they have a little orange on them. Such beautiful birds! Lovely photos, Kathy! 💜

  4. Snehal Kank says:

    Beautiful photos Kathy!

  5. Jodi says:

    They are soooo gorgeous! They almost look velvety – the colors and the softness is so unique. I wish they would visit me in Mars! We don’t seem to see these beauties.

  6. Trail Walker says:

    Great waxwing captures. I used to see them along the trail in my park, but then river bank reclamation caused some trees to be cut…the trees I saw them in most often. Sigh.

  7. They do look velvety! Perfect description. Masked velvety beaks! 💜💜💜

  8. I love these birds and their awesome color contrasts! Wonderful, beautiful captures, Kathy! So glad you came across them, and love hearing your daughter is home for you to enjoy! 🙂

  9. Delightful. Love the action shots, a little more intimate than birds in pose.

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