Thursday, June 11, 2009

Nature notes on Cedar Waxwings

Yesterday I noticed movement in our High Bush Cranberry Tree. Reaching for my camera I found the id very easy to make when seeing the yellow tip of the tail and the dark mask of a Cedar Waxwing. I was surprised as I had never seen the waxwings feed on the cranberry blossoms before tho I have photographed them feeding on the ripe berries in the fall as seen in the photo below. I had been hoping for days to catch some waxwings feeding on my neighbour's apple blossoms like they do each year,as seen in the photo below taken on June 11th, 2008.These birds are very beautiful when seen among the delicate pink and white blossoms.for several years before blogging I had kept daily notes on bird activity I had noted in and around our feeder area at Bird Alley. Looking back on my notes now helps me know what to anticipate and look for. I see that other years at this time I had found both white and Pink Lady Slippers growing in thewoods in an area which I often frequent. I shall have to look and see if I can find some over the next few days.My nature notes are of great value to me.
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18 comments:

bobbie said...

Wonderful post! Just look at that little guy peeking out from behind the leaf in the first photo.

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Sherrie said...

Hi!
He's a very handsome guy or girl! I haven't seen any of those around here. Have a great day!!

Sherrie
http://mygardeningwoes.blogspot.com/2009/06/nature-notes.html

Appalachian Lady said...

Those are great photos of the cedar waxwings. We had them come around in the spring but are gone now. I miss them at our water fall. We will get them again when the dogwoods have berries on them this fall.

Carver said...

These are great shots of the waxwings feeding in the beautiful trees. Wonderful post.

Deborah Godin said...

Incredible shot up top - what an intense look! Such a sleek and beautiful bird!

Gail said...

One of my favorite birds!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Cedar Waxwings are such pretty birds.I'm glad you had a chance to photograph them again.
Blessings,Ruth

madcobug said...

Great shots. Those are beautiful birds. They left the south several months ago. Helen

Mary said...

Waxwings are so great to see and in the crabapple, they really look terrific.

Becky and Gary said...

I can never see enough Waxwing pictures. Beautiful Ann.
B.

RJ Flamingo said...

Neat! We don't get the waxwings here, and they are so striking! Thanks for sharing your notes with us.

dAwN said...

Nature notes...great idea! I have mental notes and a few written ones of the birds that arrive when we are at my sisters in NC.
The waxwing photos are great! What are they feeding on? bugs in the flowers?
Wow...lady slippers now..I think I saw them a month ago in NC..I guess your spring is that much later!
nice post...look forward to the lady slippers..

Rambling Woods said...

Ann...I fixed the link for your post so don't worry about it. Welcome to Nature Notes, I knew your blog would be perfect for the meme. I have never seen waxwings in person. I will have to see if they are in my area in my guide book. Maybe they don't like woods....Thank you for this lovely post...
Michelle From Rambling Woods

Tina said...

One of my favorite birds to see and photograph!! Wow they are just down right pretty! They always look like they should be in an oriental painting on silk!! Such an incredible face and oh those colors...Great shots by the way...lovely that you caught them with the blossoms!!

David C. said...

This is my first visit to your blog. I got here via Rambling Woods Nature Notes. Thanks for posting your waxwing photos. We get the occasional flock of these later in the year here in the American Midwest. They are beautiful!

silverstar98121 said...

Lovely photos. I especially like the one of Nature's Jewels. Lovely birds captured in this post.

moosh said...

I really like the photo with the waxwing eating the berries. Beautiful captures.

MyMaracas said...

How beautiful! And how lucky you were to see that waxwing. I've only seen them twice in my life. I'd love to see ladyslippers in the woods, too.