Cedar Waxwings

Here are a couple of Cedar Wawings who came to visit my Gazebo in November, 2007.  They're small birds, about 6-7 inches from head to tail tip.  The name "waxwing" comes from the waxy red tips on the secondary feathers of breeding adults (male and female).  Their function is not known.

Cedar Waxwings are not very common where I live (in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California) but their main food source is fruit so if you want to attract them, try planting fruit trees.

With their coif (crest) and the bandit mask they always look like they're too cool for school.







They've definitely got attitude!

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