A Delightful Descencion

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!


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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14 Responses to A Delightful Descencion

  1. 1nmbirder says:

    Wonderful! I love waxwings! There are very shy here.

  2. Mary says:

    Beautiful birds! Love the various poses you were able to get – want to try painting them. Thank you.

  3. jmcheney says:

    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.

  4. Jodi says:

    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!!!

  5. What handsome birds and wonderful shots.

  6. aussiebirder says:

    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.

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    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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