Thursday, October 25, 2012 Cedar Waxwing photos

The CEDAR WAXWING juvenile showed up for breakfast at Ava's at first light, as did the territorial AMERICAN ROBIN male. I waited for the bright sun at noon for photography and was fortunate to find the bird after a short wait. 

The Waxwing fed on both the red Mt Ash berries and the black Mayday berries. It was funny to watch; as the berry went down, the waxwing's shape changed from a stretched out slim bird to a really dumpy belly bird.

The robin frequently landed close to the waxwing and made it fly to another branch or to a tree away from the yard. After eating many berries, the little bird sat in the sun, all fluffed up, no doubt warming up the cold fruit, before feeding again.

It will be interesting to see how long it stays, and if any others join it.

Happy Birding!
Carol Griswold
Seward Sporadic Bird Report Reporter

Long and sleek, stretching for berry.

Down the hatch!

No longer sleek!

Warming up in the sunshine.

Big bossy Robin.

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