Nature Photo of the Week: Cedar Waxwings

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Published on April 23rd, 2010  |  Discuss This Article  

How many Cedar Waxwings can you spot on this Burford Holly? One…two…three…more? This shot was taken by Flickr user dermoidhome and shared through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group.

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Comments: Nature Photo of the Week: Cedar Waxwings

  •  Comment from Alice Miller

    A couple of years ago, we had a big, strange plant growing in the middle of our vegetable garden. Normally, we would have pulled it out, but it was unusual and attractive. It grew to be around 5′ tall and was covered with berries. In the fall, I saw a large flock of a bird I could not identify fly repeatedly into the plant. When I took out the binoculars,I saw the spectacularly colored birds and identified them as Cedar Waxwings. I had never seen them before and had always assumed they were the size of a Cardinal. Wrong.
    We enjoyed their presence until the berries were gone. The following year, another volunteer of the same variety grew and we left it alone waiting for the birds to reappear. They did not disappoint us.

  •  Comment from Annette Chong

    You’re so lucky to have these beautiful birds in your garden!Take care of the tree and the birds will keep you company for a long time. Thanks for sharing this, Alice. Cheers ;-)

  •  Comment from Cheryl Sivertsen

    Really nice photo, these are my favorite birds. We only see them every few years, although never in our yard. I would love to see them in our yard sometime. We have holly shrubs, but perhaps are the wrong kind.

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