When I looked out my front door the other day, I noticed a flurry of bird activity across the street in my neighbor’s crabapple tree. That can only mean one thing – Cedar Waxwings!
A few moments later, about a dozen of them took off and flew directly over my roof, which usually means they are about to visit my backyard fountain for a drink. Sure enough, several of them descended and helped themselves to a bit of refreshment.
Most of them quickly flew back to partake of more berries, but a couple decided to stick around to bask on the branches in the warmth of the sun.
Always a delight when these guys show up!
14 thoughts on “A Delightful Descencion”
Wonderful! I love waxwings! There are very shy here.
Beautiful birds! Love the various poses you were able to get – want to try painting them. Thank you.
They always give themselves away by traveling in gangs & causing a commotion. Usually in a tree with fruits. I have seen them here in NC & in winters when we lived in Florida, especially in the Brazilian pepper trees, later designated “invasive species” & removed wherever discovered. But my! how the waxwings feasted on those plentiful berries. Flocks of robins too.
They flock with the robins here too. They are such social birds. 🙂
wow kathy! these are amazing. I never noticed the little pink/red tip on the wings. They are so smooth and “waxy” looking. These are such great shots!!!
I get so thrilled whenever they make an appearance. Pretty sure I squeal every time.
I would tooooo! 🙂
What handsome birds and wonderful shots.
They always seem like noble bandits to me. 🙂
What a blessing Kathie to have them water in your yard, they always look like plastic models to me, that waxy smooth look, quite a stunning and unique bird.
They are definitely one of my favorites. 🙂
Beautiful WOW !
Oh, I so enjoy it when I get a visit from this bird at the lake!! Just love their markings! If they had a little blue on them they would complete the primary colors of yellow, red and blue! I think that God make them perfect the way they are though! 💛❤️💙
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