Cedars have velvety chests of gold,
and crests fitting of a king,
their colors so prominent and bold.
While wearing a black facial mask,
and smiling, it appears,
stealing berries their task.
Bright as the sun, a tail dipped in yellow,
distinguished with age,
are these fellows.
Among the ladies, they are measured,
for their waxy, red, wing tip,
and then granted pleasure.
a charming, courtship ritual they exhibit,
while sitting on the branch of a tree,
passing a cherry, insect or petal of a flower,
back and forth to each other,
until the gift is accepted, freely
We have never seen so many Cedar Waxwings in one location. It was fun watching them come in for a drink. In all the photos I captured of them drinking, there was always one Cedar preforming the task of “lookout”. Photos taken in April 2014 in South Llano State Park, Junction, Texas. I was using my Canon 70D with Canon EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 lens.
Added to my Birding Life List
(with Ann Means, my birding friend
and my Mom who came for a visit [special])
Sharing with: Wild Bird Wednesday