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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A lovely Cedar Waxwing photographed by Robert Scarola

Robert Scarola photographed a Cedar Waxwing recently. This bird loves to eat berries and, when berries aren't available, it can be seen hunting insects, especially over water.

They leave our area and head north for the summer, north to Humboldt County and Canada, if they are breeding. To hear their call, here's a link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

Thanks to Robert for allowing me to share his photo with you here.


Sita said...

gosh, I think one of these little beauties is passing through up here. I didn't know we had Cedar Waxwings here...I loved that name when I was a kid.

Jeanne Jackson said...

Learning their call will help us identify when they are near us, Sita. They are considered "common" in the fall, winter and spring but they leave for the summer. I can't say that I've seen one though. I'll be looking!