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Cedar Waxwing

What do you call a cow that eats your grass?

A lawn moo-er.

Interesting Fact: The name “waxwing” comes from the waxy red secretions found on the tips of the secondaries of some birds. The exact function of these tips is not known, but they may help attract mates. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Cedar_Waxwing/lifehistory )



    • Every time I come across them I always think of Zorro. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

  1. The Cedar Waxwing is a stunning bird. While I run for the binoculars when a large group descends upon the trees of our neighborhood, I know I will be running for the clorox the next day to remove the bright purple droppings they leave on my stone patio, driveway, and walkways. : )

    • Hehehe. You would think that they would clean up after their party. Thank you very much for sharing. Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

  2. Sad story, one season, as we watched the Cedar Waxwings, we observed them race off as if one entity. What spooked them we don’t know. But, in their haste, three individual Waxwings miscalculated the height of the house this group was zooming over. I saw and heard the deadly thump, thump, thump. I started to run towards the house, my husband following me. When we got there we found three lovely Waxwings dead from the blow of their collision with the house. Not a mark on them. They were beautiful, each of them. As we examined them for any signs of life we were able to see them up close. The red waxy wing tips are indeed unusual and quite stunning, as are the facial mask markings.
    I will never forget this sad event. I will also never forget the opportunity to observe their beautiful bodies. Thanks for sharing your facts and your photo of this magnificent bird. Jan

    • They are quite stunning birds, it does make me happy each time I see them. Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my post. Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

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