The Travels of Tug 44

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwings are pretty little birds and very acrobatic fliers. When you see them fly by, you barely notice them, but here in the light the colors are wonderful!   high-res

Normally, Ceder Waxwings eat berries, but this day there were about 15 of them, dive-bombing thru a cloud of insects ... catching as many as they can. I was able to get these shots because they repeatedly used certain nearby perches and so I set up my camera and tripod for the perches and waited ... and was rewarded.   high-res

This Cedar Waxwing pauses for a brief moment to rest with his mouth open wide, panting to cool down in today's 90 degree heat. Very pretty little birds.   high-res

I caught his Cedar Waxwing in flight, quite by accident. ... showing off the yellow tips on his tail feathers.   high-res

This is a baby, newly-fledged Cedar Waxwing. It's still got the baby stripes but is about the same size as the parents.   high-res

The baby Cedar Waxwing is used to being in the warm nest with its siblings and it feels a bit chilly out on the branch, so it puffs out its feathers to stay warm.   high-res

Cedar Waxwings love fruit and berrie. This one is enjoying some almost ripened crabapples.   high-res

The Cedar Waxwing, a beautiful sleek flyer.

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