Posted 13 June 2008 - 02:31 PM
The illustration of the Cedar Waxwing shows a much darker brown than is seen in Waxwings in my area. Her is a picture of some I took in my yard this Spring.
Posted 16 July 2008 - 07:44 PM
What a gorgeous picture! I was lucky enough to spot one of these in a Locust tree in my backyard last week. They are certainly gorgeous!
Posted 07 January 2009 - 10:11 PM
Last year almost exactly this time, a flock of cedar waxwings visited the tree behind my yard for the berries. I hope they return this year.
Posted 08 January 2009 - 06:27 PM
WOW, Allen...those are simply amazing pictures. I feel like I could reach out and touch them. I just love Cedar Waxwings and am always excited when I see them in my backyard
Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:49 PM
Thanks, valleygirl. Here's more what it looked like in real terms, before I zoomed more with my feet, and put on the longer lens:
Posted 12 January 2009 - 04:49 PM
I took this picture this last weekend in my front yard. I was watching the Western bluebirds flying from tree to tree when I saw this bird. I had my 300mm on the camera and it was still pretty tough to get a decent picture because of all the limbs and branches being in the way. The bird finally popped out for just a second.
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 08:47 PM
These birds are becoming my nemesis!!! I have heard them (at least I'm 99% certain it was them) on about 4 or 5 different outings but have neither seen or gotten a photograph of any - not even a blurry photo!! I don't know if the problem is them hiding in the trees or my poor eyesight.
I'm beginning to think they are deliberately playing possum when they see me!!! Even making the "psssst" sound doesn't work!!
It's now a matter of principle! I'm on a quest and I won't give up until I get some pictures!
Posted 14 November 2009 - 09:39 AM
It has been almost 2 years since I have seen any wax wings the last time was on valintines day 2008 here a couple images I manged to snap back then
Posted 14 November 2009 - 11:53 AM
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:20 AM
Just heavenly . . . thank you for uploading these photos!
This morning, I discovered my first cedar waxwing visitor (at least, the first to my knowledge) in Plano, Texas (about 20 miles north of Dallas). I was ready to empty the birdbath when I spotted it on the ground. It did not appear to move. I visited it several more times and noted it had turned slightly--but still in the same spot.
After determining its breed, I took a plate of raisins and a small bowl of water to set a few feet away. It did not move but did observe my movements. Two Yaupon trees loaded with berries are within 15 feet either side of the waxwing, so I suppose it came by for a feast, then fell ill or else injured and is resting on the leaves for a spell.
Maybe it is playing possum. I have a Cooper's Hawk in the vicinity and pray the waxwing won't be its next prey.
Anyone else in Texas to have this infrequent visitor?
Posted 06 March 2010 - 11:49 PM
AN UPDATE on March 7:
At least thirty or more startled by my sudden appearance (no doubt) on a sunny afternoon flew out of my two Yaupon trees. (At first I thought they were sparrows waiting for a refill of seed.)
I hope the flock returns to finish stripping the berries today (leaving some for the mockingbirds, of course). We have many blueberry farms south of here, so they may also be migrating farther south for tastier morsels.
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