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...

3 comments:

  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?

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  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.

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

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