Thanks to the recent cold front, my yard is rocking with Goldfinches and Cedar Waxwings. Aren’t they gay?
Update: I use this with a doubler. (Hi, B&H!)
I’ve spotted cedar waxwings and goldfinches, as well as chickadees house finches. The goldfinches are wonderful. I was lying in a hammock and one perched about three feet away, just sitting there. Beautiful bird. I also saw a ruby crowned kinglet over on the Dixon Branch in Old Lake Highlands.
Please tell what zoom lens you use to get these great bird pictures!
Strange how you never see just 1 cedar waxwing. Really one of the coolest birds to travel thru the area.
How can you tell just by the photo? Bird gaydar?
I see that they like to eat fruit. What kind of fruit could I put out to attract them?
I use this with a doubler.
I use this lens with a doubler.
There was a time in my life when I could say gay and it meant happy and full of life. That is the way I feel when I see these birds.
From Google: Deinition of gay
brave: brightly colored and showy; “girls decked out in brave new dresses”; “brave banners flying”; “`braw’ is a Scottish word”; “a dress a bit too gay for her years”; “birds with gay plumage”
OOPS! Definition not Deinition, multitasking is hard.
either way, it works for me.
Oh, sorry. My bad. Apologies all the way around.
Sorry, Nancy. I was just funnin’ with ya. Those are some nice looking birds and a great photo of them!
Julie I am by no means an expert but at my office on Preston they eat the holly berries. They also love the berries on cedars hence the name Cedar Waxwings.
Not the least bit offended!
My last post about waxwings, interesting article.
I don’t know anything about the sexual orientation of cedar waxwings, but when they descended on the bush in our back yard and cleaned out the red berries, they seemed to be having a high old time.
Yes, they get “drunk” on the berries. Close your curtains or they will fly into them and die. Seriously.
I was the shadow of the waxwing slain.
That’s a little too “The Birds” for me…but I do have those little berries in my bushes out front, I was going home to see if they are still covered…I am wondering now if I should make my own recession cocktail out of them!
@ Nancy – seen any Purple Martins yet? We had a pair scoping out our gourds last weekend.
saw one in East Texas but not Dallas
For the record, Cedar Waxwings do not taste good.
@Grunt: That’s obvious, they eat Yaupon Holly berries. Not your best tasting berry, you know.
Can I get an owl for a pet?
And do you think it would get along with my cats (they are old but frisky)?