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26 comments on “Cedar Waxwings Spotted in Midway Hollow

  1. 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.

  2. Strange how you never see just 1 cedar waxwing. Really one of the coolest birds to travel thru the area.

  3. 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.

  4. 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”

  5. Sorry, Nancy. I was just funnin’ with ya. Those are some nice looking birds and a great photo of them!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Yes, they get “drunk” on the berries. Close your curtains or they will fly into them and die. Seriously.

  9. 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!

  10. @ Nancy – seen any Purple Martins yet? We had a pair scoping out our gourds last weekend.

  11. @Grunt: That’s obvious, they eat Yaupon Holly berries. Not your best tasting berry, you know.