A flock of beautiful beautiful Cedar Waxwings graced our shores over the weekend. They were devouring ripening fruits and seeds found on local native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers.Cedar Waxwings eat insects and berries and they love a wide variety. The first half of their name is actually derived from one of their favorite fruits, the waxy berries of cedar trees. If you would like to attract Cedar Waxwings to your garden here is a handy list that I compiled:
Dogwood, Juniper, Chokecherry, Cedar, Honeysuckle, Holy, Crabapple, Hawthorn, Serviceberry, Mulberry, Raspberry, Grapes, and Strawberry. Cedar Waxwings are becoming increasingly more prevalent in backyards because people are planting more ornamental flowering and fruiting trees.
One of my favorite birds. Their coloration is so special.