Tag Archives: Cedar Waxwing

~Dressed in Summer Colors

showing off my summer colors

I walk these fields

for all the travelers to see

wyoming is the place to be

Sandhill Crane

This is the first Sandhill Crane I have seen in their summer plumage.

 

Song Sparrow

Every morning we have been serenaded by a very experienced vocalist. 

 

An elusive Cedar Waxwing

 

It’s nice to see so many nesting Osprey.

 

Violet Green Sparrow

Swallows are everywhere, lots of bugs to catch. They are also hard to photograph.

 

What a strange place to see this bird. It sits on the fence next to our RV. I am not sure what it is, but I think it might be a Short-billed Dowitcher.

 

Until next time – Happy Birding!

 

~Today’s Feathered Friend – silky-tailed songbirds~

 

Cedars have velvety chests of gold,

and crests fitting of a king,

their colors so prominent and bold.

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While wearing a black facial mask,

and smiling, it appears,

stealing berries their task.

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Bright as the sun, a tail dipped in yellow,

distinguished with age,

are these fellows.

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Among the ladies, they are measured,

 for their waxy, red, wing tip,

and then granted pleasure.

 

 

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

 

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A Cedar Waxwing sitting in an Oak Tree

 

Gregarious by nature
Gregarious by nature

 

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Sun-streaked in beauty

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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

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A pool party
A pool party!

 

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

on o6/09/87

Loveland, Colorado

(with Ann Means, my birding friend

and my Mom who came for a visit [special])

 

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Prairie Birder

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