Mostly images of birds found in our region of Northampton County, NC.
(Image above is Potecasi Creek at Burnt Bridges)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Cedar Waxwing

The Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum, is a uniquely marked bird .  They often appear in groups to decimate trees of their crop such as our wild cherry.  We haven't seen them for a couple years, so don't know if we just weren't here at the time, or they bypassed our yard.  The mature bird, as in the first two images, is very cleanly marked.  They are pretty acrobatic when in pursuit of the fruit.  Bottom two images are of the juvenile stage.

1 comment:

  1. Your photos are truly amazing! I am a big bird watcher but have yet to capture them in pictures very well. Cedar Waxwings are one of my favorite birds. They tend to be shy around here so seeing them so close as in your photos is a real treat! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your kind compliments. Cheers...Kerry