Only for an Hour…

Today brought the Cedar Waxwings through Burkett.   I was at work, but Ernie took camera in hand.  He couldn’t figure out how to work the zoom, but I think he did pretty darned good capturing the birds on the fountain.  You can click on the photo to enlarge it! 

Guess the guys needed a drink!  The fountain was icing over, so some of the birdies are “ice skating”.   Cedar Waxwings  are migratory and we see them several times a year if we’re home when they come through.   They love the berries off the Hackberry trees.   Come Spring, they’ll eat all the buds off the pear and apple trees in the neighborhood.   Our neighbor curses them as they strip his fruit trees.

What gorgeous birds though!

Susan ~ Patchkat

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7 responses to “Only for an Hour…

  1. we’ll probably start seeing the scouts here soon if they are up your way. they can clean the berries off the bushes in no time. One year they broke a few branches. Do love them though, they are fun to watch.

    • They just seem to move around the area come Winter…wonder if they follow the freezes so their berry crop is mushy and tender?

  2. WOW, that’s a lot of birds.
    We get swarms of little nuthatches at our suet feeders all winter long.

    • we have nuthatches, wrens and titmice all year long around here. They will eat most anything we put out. We also have Eastern Bluebirds that are nested in our back 40 trees. During the summer, we love to watch them dive bombing the bugs in the onion field.

  3. I really like to look of your “bird room”. Its a great outdoor place for them to eat you out of house and home.

    • wish they’d come to the feeders and water all the time. We just see them several times a year…and they don’t stay long.