Monday, April 19, 2010

Cedar Waxwings Hanging Out

Cedar Waxwings hanging out near a window--lucky for me.

I was standing in front of a wall of windows today when I saw a large flock of birds fly in.  I guessed it might be Cedar Waxwings, and it was.  They have been hanging out in the industrial area near Cypress due to all the trees and bushes with fruit.  They have been here at least since fall through spring.

Cedar Waxwing rests between berry binges.

The flock numbered about 40 Cedar Waxwings.

Seeing birds where I work is a pick-me-up.

Be aware of your surroundings.   Even in places you don't expect it, you can see some pretty amazing birds right were you are now.  Birding in Orange County doesn't mean that you have to go to a nature preserve.  The birds gather were there is food, water, and shelter.  So don't forget to check out the places where you live, shop, or work.  You might just find an interesting bird.

OC Birder Girl Links

Cedar Waxwing--Bombycilla cedrorum

The Hunt for the Cedar Waxwing


Anonymous said...

Sighted at least 50 of these beauties in trees around our home in San Clemente over the past three days! Your pics are great.

Orange County Birder Girl said...

Thanks for commenting. It really was amazing to be that high up and see them there outside the window. I am not surprised that you are seeing Cedar Waxwings, too. I have seen them in spring before.