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Cedar Waxwings

Cedar Waxwing in Mulberry Tree, color

The cedar waxwings have started to gorge on the ripening mulberries in our neck of the woods. Often flocks of 50 or more birds will descend on a tree for a few minutes and then fly off for a momentary roost in the safety of a taller tree. They repeat this cycle until the last ripe berry is eaten. These birds favor the tallest of branches and seldom stay put for very long; they're always a challenge to photograph. The best approach is to listen for their distinctive song and watch for movement and location.

I captured this lovely bird who had just feasted on some berries at a nearby pond that is a birdwatcher's paradise.

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