Saturday, January 9, 2016

Cedar Waxwings

Every winter Cedar Waxwings come to a Live Oak tree across the street and spend a few days here in North Central Florida. I'm not sure where they are migrating from (or to) but they are a welcome sight!

 

I cropped a few photos to show you up close.

 

This one looks like it's having a 'bad hair day'! haha!

 

And look at the tips of the tail feathers. They look like they've been dipped in some yellow paint.

 

Of course there are always a few 'imposters' in the flock.


A big robin is right in the middle of this flock. 
We've had several robins in our yard this week so maybe he decided to migrate with this flock.

 

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE
and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

Do you have Cedar Waxwings in your area?

36 comments:

Kathy said...

We do not have cedar waxwings. I have heard of them, but never seen one. Your pictures are lovely. Thanks for sharing them. And every flock needs a robin or two. ;)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I just love the beautiful Waxwings. Their tails feathers do look like they are dipped in paint. Great sighting and post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hi Diane! Thanks for sharing some photos of these beautiful birds. They are quite colourful (yellow, orange, cream, grey, white, black and brown) and I like that.
Have a lovely weekend!
Arlette

ann said...

We love ceased waxwings here. Perhaps yours will summer in the northern cColorqdo plains. While not particularly rare here, we don't see them often and have not had any visit the GardenSpot. Your shots are very good.

EG CameraGirl said...

Some of them have arrived there from Ontario, I love it when they return in spring. ;)

Arlene Grimm said...

I do not believe I have ever seen a waxwing here. I am just now seeing a few cardinals. They are so pretty on a dreary day. The Wheeler Wildlife Refuge is hosting the Whooping Crane and Sandhill Crane festival this weekend. Both birds come to the Tennessee River Valley at this time of the year.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love to see the birds. Not so many here at my place, but I see lots at Sara's house.
hugs,
Linda

Susie said...

Diane, I would love to see some Cedar Waxwings. My daughter has them around her house in Northern Indiana...but I have yet to see any here in the central part. I love robins...love their courting song. Blessings for a fun weekend, xoxo,Susie

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love those bandit birds, great pictures.Blessings Francine.

Stephanie said...

What sweet birds, Diane. I don't think we have these kinds of birds where we are so thank you for sharing :)

Enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

Pamela Gordon said...

Surprisingly we have a lot of cedar waxwings as well as robins in New Brunswick this winter. I guess they knew it would be a mild one so decided to stay. I don't have any fruit trees so don't see them around here but I've seen lots on the birding Facebook page that I follow. You are fortunate to see these beauties. I love their colouring.

Lorrie said...

I don't think I've ever seen Cedar Waxwings in our area. I don't know if they are west of the Rockies. They are birds with personality - with those wild tufts of hair! Great photos.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love these very pretty birds, we have them here when it is warm but come winter they head south to warmer climes, smart birds! Deb xo

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love cedar waxwings, but haven't seen any in Florida ... We do see them in Oregon. For that matter the same is true of robins ... They are the most common sight in Oregon, but I've never seen one here in our part of Florida. So thanks for the memories! Fun.

Anni said...

...and a beautiful sight!!!
Love 'em. They're so pretty with their bright yellow tail tips!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Don't see any Cedar Waxwings in my area, Diane. In fact, it's the first time I've seen this delightful bird. I do, however, see many many Robins, and they are one of my favorite birds. It's nice that you appreciate the birds, Diane. They bring us great pleasure.

Have a lovely weekend.

~Sheri

Diane said...

Bad hair day-- ha, ha... I've never seen a waxwing in person. Tell them to stay put. Snowing here at the moment.

edenhills said...

Beautiful birds. How I would love to see them in person!

cucki said...

They all so pretty xx

Linda H said...

Yes we do have Cedar Waxwings. I have apple trees in my backyard; there is one variety which keeps its apples all winter, they don't drop in the fall. There is always a flock of Waxwings that arrive at some point and clean these two trees. It takes them a few days, but there is no sign of apples left when they depart.

BeachGypsy said...

Great bird pictures! What are yall up to this weekend..any hikes?

Sam I Am...... said...

I'm learning about birds from the photos you and some other bloggers post. Thank you for knowing what they are because I sure don't! Thank you so much!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh what beautiful birds - love the bad hair day picture. We rarely see any here - but I have seen them other places. Today I saw a tiny flock of flickers in a leafless tree - amazing.

Shug said...

I've never seen any in our area.....they are really very pretty. glad you shared with us!
Cold here in East Texas......Enjoy your sunny weather....

NanaDiana said...

We do have cedar waxwings here, Diane, but they head south in the winter (a lot smarter than I am)...we also have something called a Bohemian waxwing (I think that's right) but can't say that I have seen any of them. Great photos. xo Diana

Simply Shelley said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful,very interesting birds. I'm a bird watcher,but not sure we have these in East Texas. I'll keep a look out for them. Blessings dear friend and thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card...cheered me up. Hugs Shelley

Anni said...

I've returned to send you my thanks for sharing/adding your post link of the beautiful waxwing images for us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend.

acorn hollow said...

We have cedar wax wings here in the summer and they leave for the winter. They do tend to flock all the time.
you rarely see one bird on it's own.
Cathy

Marie C said...

They really are such beautiful birds! So glad you get to see them very year!

Kathy said...

I have never seen a Cedar Waxwing around here so a treat to see. Interesting that the Robin joins in with the flock and they get along!

Mary Cromer said...

Cedar Waxwings are one of my favorite birds and you got some sweet snaps~

Art @ Home said...

Cedar Wax Wings have funny hair! I love these photos…and it's neat they are willing to share their space with a robin, LOL!

Carla from The River said...

I think the Cedar Wax wings are heading your way from Wisconsin. LOL
We do have them, but only in the summer months. They like to eat our Mountain Ash tree's berries.
I think the Cedar Wax wing is one of the most beautiful birds.

Jeannie Marie said...

I haven't noticed them, but I'm just home after a month away. I hope to bring the birds back to me feeder soon and will be looking diligently for Cedar Waxwings!

Gina said...

I love birds! Such sweet pictures! I hope their tummies are filled with worms!

Vee said...

Not at this time of year, but, yes, we have them. They are a very handsome bird with those tufts. I didn't know that robins would migrate with a different bird. Very interesting.