Cedar Waxwing
Bombycilla cedorum

Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedorumWe have had an occasional cedar waxwing visit our yard, not very often.  I think they are mostly winter residents.

Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedorumOne day in a near by park I watched as a flock of a couple hundred or so cedar waxwings flew in to feast on the fruit of this California plane tree (Platanus racemosa).  How many do you see in this picture?.

Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedorumIf you look carefully, you can see the "waxy" red tips of the wing feathers on the bird at the left.

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