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Cedar Waxwings!

Adult Cedar Waxwing

I participated this weekend in the Great Backyard Bird Count, observing birds visiting our garden

Some were the usual visitors, including white crowned sparrows, California towhees and Anna's hummingbirds. But the big surprise appearance was made by Cedar Waxwings.

I knew that Cedar Waxwings visit our neighborhood, but had never actually seen any until now.

I have yet to identify what kind of tree it is, but suddenly a group of 4 or 5 of these birds landed in our neighbors' tree, eating berries and possibly insects. Fortunately they lingered for about 15 minutes, so I could take these photos of them. See how its beautiful colored feathers shine in the sun (image above).

Cedar Waxwing juvenile

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