Thursday, January 27, 2011

cedar waxwing

There were a whole bunch of them in our old apple tree this afternnon;  they don't show up often,  but when they do they eat everything in sight.  really have to click on this to see him better...


  1. I'm not so sure we have those in Missouri. It looks very simular to a titmouse, the male titmouse has a crest on its head like a cardinal. How much snow do you have now?

  2. it seems to be just about everywhere, Harvey. I added a link that shows a distribution map for the US. they're about the size of a skinny bluebird, and more colorful than titmice, which are about the size of chickadees.
    the only time I don't welcome waxwings is on wash day, as they will eat every berry in sight in the summer.

  3. AND...............Yep, you guessed it; they're delicious. Though it does take a heap of them for a decent entree.