Cedar Waxwing numbers are highly unpredicatble.
Here in numbers one day, then gone for days or months.
I have seen them in apple blossom time in spring (devouring the petals),
again when the honeysuckle berries are ripe in summer,
or busy flycatching over some northern stream.
During some winters they descend en masse to eat mountain ash berries, multiflora rose or other bushes with persistent fruit.
Other birds on this dark, rainy morning:
Bird species list: mallard, red-tailed hawk, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, northern flicker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, cedar waxwing, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, European starling, northern cardinal. (12 species)
Today’s group (with friendly Doberman):
In the dreamy silence
Of the afternoon, a
Cloth of gold is woven
Over wood and prairie. – Alexander Posey (1873–1908)