#70 Cedar Waxwing

70 Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

8 May

Wihtoug a doubt one of the smartest and most well-dreeesed of all the birds to be seen in this part of the world. Usually travel in small flocks, eating fruits etc form the trees they find along the way. The common name is due to the brilliant-red wax droplets on the wing feathers. This species often comes backyards if food is offered.To attract them to your garden, plant native trees and shrubs that bear small fruits, such as dogwood, serviceberry, cedar, juniper, hawthorn, and winterberry.

Cedar Waxwings are often heard before they’re seen, so learn their high-pitched call notes. Look for them low in berry bushes, high in evergreens, or along rivers and over ponds.

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