Thursday, May 14, 2009

Now THAT'S why it's called a Cedar Waxwing!

Posted by Kirk
The bird banders caught a Cedar Waxwing at work today. They get their name for two reasons. First off, they eat cedar berries and second off, they have wax-like red tips on the ends of their wings. Often they are broken and worn but this individual had remarkable tips. You must click on the photo to see the larger version. This is a beautiful bird and a feature most people never get to see unless he happen to have the bird in hand.