Cedar Waxwings

March 23, 2013

Cedar Waxwings ~ March 15, 2013

 
About  week ago, these guys (and many more) made their annual visit to my yard.  A group of Cedar Waxwings is collectively known as an "ear-full" or a "museum".  (I like to think of them as a "museum".)
 

Cedar Waxwings ~ March 15, 2013

 

They stripped the berries off my Nandina bushes and descended on the bird bath – I refilled it at least 5-6 times through the day.  They move in groups - flying off all of a sudden, and flying back in to the bird bath on the deck just as suddenly.

 

Cedar Waxwing ~ March 15, 2013

 

I was planning to finish some painting that day, but knowing that they usually stay just one day, instead I sat on a stool at the kitchen window with my camera set up on a tripod, my knitting and a book on CD – multi-tasking at its best. 

 

Cedar Waxwings ~ March 15, 2013

I’ve always thought these are the strangest looking birds with their black masks, but they sure are entertaining.

More Cedar Waxwing photos from this year, 2011 and 2004 can be seen here.


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