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Saturday, January 17, 2015

There's a New Bird In Town

Aren't they beautiful!?!  

Looked them up on the 'Net and found out they are Cedar Waxwings.  A birding site describes them this way:  Cedar Waxwings are sleek, masked birds with unusual red, waxy deposits at the tips of their secondary feathers. They are cinnamon-colored, with grayish wings and tails and yellow terminal tail-bands. They have distinctive crested heads, black throats, and black masks lined with white. Their bellies have a yellowish tinge, and their undertail coverts are white. Juveniles are mottled gray-brown, and have black masks and yellow tail-bands. The red feather-tips increase in number and size as the birds age.

Apparently they winter down here in the South.  We've never had them visit so we were quite excited to see them.  I defrosted a few berries as a "Welcome" gift, as they are mainly fruit eaters.

I hope they stick around!

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