Sharing | Cedar Waxwing | New York
Cedar Waxwings are beautiful birds with their subtle colors and their Zorro mask.
I often find Cedar Waxwings in flocks.
Flock size can range from just a couple birds to enough birds to make it hard to count.
Cedar Waxwings being on flocks make them more noticable.
There are two ways I generally Cedar Waxwings. I either hear them or I see them. Obvious right,
Cedar Waxwings have a very distinct song. So when they are in a flock and singing it is a pretty distinct sound when you hear it.
When I see Cedar Waxwings it often involves food.
Cedar Waxwings will often perch in a tree and zoom out and snatch insects out of the sky. Then return to thier perches.
Seeing a sight like that is an indication you might be seeing Cedar Waxwings.
Another way to see Cedar Waxwings is to look to fruit bearing trees and shrubs.
Cedar Waxwings ca often be seen eating berries out of trees and bushes.
I love this photo of one Cedar Waxwing sharing a berry with another Cedar Waxwing.
Photo details: Nikon D300S. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm. ISO 400. 1/640 sec. f/5.6.