Cedar Waxwings Feeding FrenzyPosted: March 3, 2019
We recently spent an afternoon watching Cedar Waxwings descend upon a holly bush loaded with red berries.
The Cedar Waxwings are beautiful birds with their black masks and pale yellow belly. This photo caught the red tips on this one’s wing. The birds have a bright yellow tip on their tails.
There were probably more than 50 individuals in this flock. They arrived in waves, occasionally taking breaks. The Waxwings had already stripped a nearby holly. Earlier in the winter they ate all the berries from the native Yaupon Holly trees in the yard.
They were so eager to feed that they flew closely over our heads and under the front porch. A few hit the windows, but survived.
Across the street a large flock of American Robins had been gathering and one finally came over to check out the action.