Cedar Waxwings feeding on berries

When the cedar waxwings eat, they feed in large groups.

The waxwings are eating berries on a tree that my neighbor calls the volunteer tree.

It is growing between our fences, and is quite huge.

I have yet to figure out what kind of tree it is, but it certainly is popular with bees in the autumn and winter, when it has clusters of tiny pale yellow blossoms.

When the blossoms dry up and the berries develop in February through April, the waxwings gorge themselves.

This waxwing looks like it is grabbing onto a tightrope while searching for that perfect berry.

These birds have such beautiful color nuances, as if their feathers were painted with watercolors.

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