Saturday, January 2, 2010

Camera Critters - Cedar Waxwing


The beautiful cedar waxwing travels in flocks and can strip a tree or shrub of its berries in no time.  This one was alone on a branch making it a perfect opportunity for a photo.  These are serviceberries the birds are eating and they never get a chance to fully ripen to their dark purplish-blue colour because robins, jays, chickadees, cardinals and of course the squirrels all fight for their share until they are gone.  We planted a second serviceberry tree in the front yard when the grass was removed to ensure there are plenty of berries each spring.
Visit Camera Critters by way of the purple paw on the side which is hosted by Misty Dawn for more photos of pets and wildlife. 

17 comments:

  1. Great shot of the waxwings. I have planted various berry bushes in my yard but I could never find the serviceberry in the stores and the nurseries wanted way too much money. I would love to find the serviceberry for my yard.

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  2. LC: What a neat bird, I don't see many of them but love their colors.

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  3. that's a very beautiful waxwings.

    My first time joining this meme,hope you can take a peek on my first CC entry. Have a great weekend!

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  4. What a beautiful photos! We had a whole flock of Cedar Waxwings come and clean off our crab apple trees at my parents' place when I was growing up and I still remember it to this day!

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  5. What a lovely photo of this bird ... one I read about but never seen in person. Guess they don't hang out where I live in Southern California. Thanks for visiting my fur-kids at Small Reflections ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  6. Cool bird!

    Happy new year!

    I played too :)

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  7. What a beautiful shot of the waxwing! Well done! Happy New Year!

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  8. Had no idea, love the pics.

    Happy New Year! May your year bring beauty, joy & blessings ...
    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  9. What a great entry you have! Wishing you all the best this year. God Bless you and your family.

    Mine is up! Hope to see you. Your comment is much appreciated.

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  10. Cool capture!
    I wish you a Great 2010!

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  11. awesome! wishing you all the best in 2010! mine is up. see yah.

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  12. happy camera critters! visit my 2nd entry! happy new year!

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  13. happy camera critters! visit my 2nd entry! happy new year!

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  14. It is a cute bird, sounds a hungry one too.

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  15. Beautiful bird nicely photographed! Happy New Year!

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  16. Robins usually get all my serviceberries but cedar waxwings get their share of our crabapples. :) Nice photo!

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