A very, very Happy Thanksgiving…, How apt that your descriptive-of-2020 image is also a butt shot. Loved the masked bandit look that the Cedar Waxwings rock – and am very, very glad that you had such an excellent morning. I love that feeling. The Cedar Waxwing is one of the few North American birds that specializes in eating fruit. Cedar Waxwings love fruit. I haven’t had time to go through all of the kingfisher images I took but I was able to edit three of the waxwing photos to share this morning. For privacy reasons YouTube needs your permission to be loaded. The Cedar Waxwing in the photo above has an alert posture because it was watching other nearby waxwings flying past where it was perched. Cedar waxwings primarily feed on insects in summer, explaining their tendency for sallying out above the river from tree branches on buggy days. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. These droplets may be the same color as the madroneb… Building a nest takes a female Cedar Waxwing 5 to 6 days and may require more than 2,500 individual trips to the nest. This species often comes backyards if food is offered. Both parents feed nestlings. St. Croix 360 is powered by a broad community of St. Croix River-loving people. Its head, neck, back and chest are a warm brown. Cedar waxwing gets their name from the bright red tips on the wings and the yellow tip of its tail. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Waxwings(Order: Passeriformes, Family:Bombycillidae). Close up adult Cedar Waxwing perched in honeysuckles – Nikon D500, f7.1, 1/800, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light. Adult Cedar Waxwing close up – Nikon D500, f7.1, 1/800, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light. The orange color is the result of a red pigment picked up from the berries of an introduced species of honeysuckle. Saved from animalspot.net. I first discovered Cedar Waxwings through your posts and they quickly became one of my favs. Some of the Birds I love at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Wild and Wonderful – Antelope Island State Park – The Scenery, Wild and Wonderful – Antelope Island State Park – The Birds, Wild and Wonderful – Antelope Island State Park – The Wildlife, Journey to Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge – an Oasis in the West Desert of Utah, Cedar Waxwings Plus A Singing Mystery Bird Revealed, Adult American Robin Gobbling Down A Crabapple – Thanksgiving 2020, Hen And Drake American Wigeon Pair Close To Home, Autumn American Bison Bull And The Great Salt Lake, Adult Common Raven On A Sign At Bear River MBR, Time To Keep An Eye On The Sky For Bald Eagles, Winter Whiteouts – High Key Canada Goose In A Snowstorm, Thank you for your wonderful photos and informative stories. Waxwings(Order: Passeriformes, Family:Bombycillidae). Scientists have used this trait to estimate how fast waxwings can digest fruits. All images are the original artwork of nature artist and wildlife artist Dr. Jeremy Paul and are protected by international copyright laws. Thank you for all your beautiful photos and interesting…, Nice couple and interesting information. Pairs sometimes rub their beaks together, a little like kissing. Bird-friendly Winter Gardens, Birdsleuth, 2016. The name "waxwing" comes from the waxy red secretions found on the tips of the secondaries of some birds. As soon as I stopped my Jeep two Cedar Waxwings popped into view. They are beautiful birds and the feathers as soft as they look. The cedar waxwings can consume fruits from the tree while hovering in the air. Pale gray to bluish gray, finely spotted with brown and black. They are monogamous and often nest in loose colonies. Listen to another Swainson’s Thrush recording here. The male does a “hopping dance” and if the female is interested, she hops back. I couldn’t see the bird so I decided to pull out my phone and do a video recording hoping that I could identify the mystery bird later on. Adult Cedar Waxwing close up – Nikon D500, f7.1, 1/800, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light Often found in large, active flocks, these passerines are found throughout North America but their range varies greatly based on seasons and available food supplies. May 8, 2020 - Explore Mary Sanders Lazenby's board "cedar waxwing", followed by 221 people on Pinterest. Do not download, display, PIN, print, hotlink, reproduce or use my images without my permission. The waxwings were close so I took portraits of them perched among the honeysuckles. “They share berries, they congregate at fruiting trees, they even occasionally over-imbibe. https://doi.org/10.2173/bna.309. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Because they eat so much fruit, Cedar Waxwings occasionally become intoxicated or even die when they run across overripe berries that have started to ferment and produce alcohol. Cedar Waxwings are often heard before they’re seen, so learn their high-pitched call notes. Get Instant ID help for 650+ North American birds. Your shots today bring a huge silly grin to my face, as does the recording of the Swainson’s Thrush. The sociality of individuals within winter flocks and the lack of territoriality during the breeding season also are associated with the reliance of this species on locally superabundant fruit crops.”. The exact function of these tips is not known, but they may help attract mates. …, I'm sure we all like the idea of 2020 being an anomaly....and…, Happy Thanksgiving! Цитата сообщения Matrioshka Прочитать целикомВ свой цитатник или сообщество! Submit your email address below and it will happen! He had been banded in the same state in 2008. Sometimes the berries are fermented and contain alcohol, and inebriated waxwings can be seen sobering up on the ground. The oldest recorded Cedar Waxwing was a male and at least 7 years, 1 month old when he was recaptured and rereleased during banding operations in Maryland in 2014. Cedar waxwing populations seem to be healthy, possibly even increasing as more berry habitat is created at the edges of former farm fields and forests. For events elsewhere in the watershed, contact St. Croix 360 directly. A few times the waxwings actually landed and I was able to take a few photos of them perched high up in a nearby stand of trees.

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