Cedar Waxwings in the Pussy Willow

I remember being told that Cedar Waxwings are among the most nomadic of birds. Numbers are highly unpredictable, here in numbers one day, then gone for days or months.

So, it is always a great pleasure to see them and, especially in my own backyard as I did on a mid-April day in 2016.

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A pair spent at least half an hour in our flowering pussy willow tree.

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I’m not just sure exactly which part of the willow flower they were savouring but they ate a great deal of it.

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Their diet consists mainly of fruit, tree buds, flowers and insects.

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Cedar Waxwings are our only brown, sparrow-sized bird, with a prominent crest, yellow-tipped tail and whitish undertail coverts

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Miles Hearn

 

 

 

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