Friday, November 6, 2009

Cedar Waxwings

Cedar Waxwings for Camera Critters, thanks for Misty Dawn for hosting and to see more critters click on my link on the sidebar.





These are one of my favorite birds. It appears that they are wearing a black mask, which really makes them cool looking birds. Their tails look like they have been dipped in bright yellow paint.  And for a dash of more color there is some red on their wings. They are fun to watch sweep in and clean off the berries in a matter of minutes. At least it seems that way. The photos are from my collection, some from my backyard and some from parks I have visited.











I hope you enjoy the Cedar waxwings as much as I do and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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51 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

They are dramatic and beautiful birds.

Richard said...

Great Cedar Waxwing photos. I like them because of how the pastel colors just blend together giving them such a smooth and soft appearance.

Vicki ~ FL said...

Beautiful shots of such a striking bird that I've never seen in person before.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Your header is wonderful! I remember this bird I'd seen on this other gentleman's (Abe Lincoln) site..I am amazed still..I haven't seen one in person either but your captures are terrific..outstanding job!

diane said...

It's a striking bird. It looks like it is wearing goggles and a racing bike helmet. I have never seen one. Great shots.

B : ) said...

What fantastic shots - those birds are so smooth looking aren't they? What a wonderful job you do! Thanks for sharing. B : )

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squirrel said...

Waxwings are one of my favorites. They look so clean and well groomed. They are suckers for fruit trees arn't they.

squirrel said...

Eileen, I saw Snow Buntings once in Deleware along the coast. I think it was in Rehobeth. They weren't on the beach but in a parking lot near the beach. Good luck finding them.

Wrigley said...

Beautiful birds!

Denise said...

Your Cedar Waxwing photos are great, what a beautiful bird.

Wren said...

I love cedar waxwings, too. I've never gotten a photo of one as good as yours, though.

i beati said...

something I don't see here sandy

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful birds.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

This is one bird I have never seen in my backyard so I never got to pub lish a picture of them. Your photos are just stunning.

Marie Höglund said...

A lovely bird. Don´t think I ever seen one. Perfect shots for CC. Thanks for visiting me and my Scottish Highland Cattles. They belong to my mum actually, she hosts 15 of them. They are lovely.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: What a great bird, I got some photos last year but none this year. I love their color scheme, it is beautiful.

Marvin said...

Beautiful shots of the Cedar Waxwings. They are just starting to move into our area in the Ozarks for overwintering.

Karen said...

I've never seen one in person but your pictures so the beauty of them.

Carol said...

We had a few stop at our house last winter when the Robins came. I love their masks. Very nice photos.

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Mimi said...

Very beautiful coloring on those birds. Great pictures.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely photos of the Cedar Waxwings ... a bird we don't see where I live ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Tricia said...

He really IS a cool looking bird - like you said, a mask, or maybe he has his shades on trying to block all that sun! hehehee
I like how smooth your photos are, no color distortions.

Jenn Jilks said...

Glorious shots! Well done!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

They look so regal!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I enjoyed your description and photos of the cedar waxwings. I don't think I've seen any, but would know what they were if I did now. They do have beautiful coloring. They almost look like they are blushing.

I liked your other posts, too. The bluebird collage is lovely, and the owl is awsome!

Tulip said...

beautiful bird, love its feather colors. happy weekend.

Joy said...

Thanks for sharing about Cedar Waxwings. Not only are they breathtaking, they've got the coolest bird name ever.

dias spot said...

those are gorgeous...my entry last time was cedar waxwing....a new yardbird for me too...:)

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maiaT said...

This is a very beautiful bird indeed.
I have never seen one in life, so thanks for sharing these excellent photos.

Chie Wilks said...

wow....these are awesome critters...hoping to see them and capture them by my camera in person..great shots

mine is a monkey

@rieLLe said...

The last one is gorgeous! :-)

Evelyn Howard said...

Very cool bird - mask and fancy hairdo. It must be amazing to see them in yr backyard!

Great photos!

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I really like the one shot from underneath the bird with the fruit in its mouth. Very nice photos of a charming bird.

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the Dubster said...

Beautiful pictures! Great shots and the bird is just so gorgeous.

lynn said...

What amazing photos! Beautiful birds, I've never seen them before.

Thanks for stopping by!

Willa said...

She's so beautiful!!!

Shelley Munro said...

They're very striking birds with their crests. Great photos.

jabblog said...

Beautiful photos of a beautifully-marked bird. He looks like a bank robber with that eye mask!

mick said...

Beautiful birds and lovely photos!

Dee said...

Beautiful birds! And interesting too.

Larry Jordan said...

Nice shots of the Cedar Waxwings Eileen! The last one is my favorite, with the crown standing up. They always look so well dressed, never a feather out of place. I don't know how they do that after eating those sometimes fermented berries ;-)

The flocks are just showing up here in Northern California. I love this time of year.

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

I adore waxwings..they always seem so unruffled. I posted a blog about them a while ago.

Nicole said...

That's indeed one cool looking bird :D
I love that bushel and the mask!

sweet bay said...

Cedar Waxwings are such elegant birds. These are wonderful shots!

Heather said...

What fantastic photos of the Waxwings, Eileen. I think they are such neat-looking birds. I've never been able to get any photos of them, though. Someday, maybe.

Tom said...

I came here by way of Kerri's posting with this same bird on... I have never seen these before... what beauties they are... and your pictures do them justice.. great blog I'm now going to look at your other two..

Tom

ramblingwoods.com said...

Another bird missing from my life list...

lisaschaos said...

They are one of my favorite birds too! These are great!

Carolyn Ford said...

Such beautiful birds and lovely photography. You do an amazing job capturing their beauty and habitat.

NatureFootstep said...

I have not seen any waxwing yet. And I miss them. It looks like they are not coming down this year. :(

Kerri said...

Oh, the Cedar Waxwings are one of my favorites too! They remind me of little bandits :) ...and they steal my heart!