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Waxwing!!
#92099 March 2nd, 2007 at 08:34 PM
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I caught a glimpse of a cedar waxwing on my way back to work after lunch today. They are absolutely gorgeous!
I cant wait till they hang around this summer. They seem to nest in the mish mosh across from my house. There are lots of willow and all sorts of brambles as well as sycamore there, and old fruit trees from long forgotten orchards & gardens too.

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#92100 March 2nd, 2007 at 09:16 PM
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Those are my most favoritest birds... cool

They look so soft!

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#92101 March 2nd, 2007 at 09:46 PM
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YAAAAAY! grinnnn grinnnn grinnnn My favorite Springtime bird. Starting around the first of MAY dozens of them fill the four mulberry trees in my tree for an entire month! Tehn, I don't see them again for an entire year. But for the month of May, I concentrate on the waxwings. They should be stripping the Holly trees right about..............NOW!!!

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#92102 March 3rd, 2007 at 02:10 PM
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Originally posted by weezie13:
They look so soft!
They are.
There were a bunch near my garage one spring sitting on the road eating something {?} A car went by and drove right over them. All got pretty wellout of the way but 1. He did aa bunch of summersaults and landed in the ditch. There is always water runnig in that. So I ran 50 yards in about 2 steps to get him out of the water, off the road, away from my outside killer cats. He was dazed. So he sat in my hand till he could see straight. I let him off my hand onto an apple tree branch. He sat there, turned and looked at me, then flew off.

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#92103 March 3rd, 2007 at 02:30 PM
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I always love to hear stories like that...

*and jealous you got to touch one*

but what I wouldn't do just to pet one once..
The colors of the feather's are so pretty
and just look like silk...

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#92104 March 3rd, 2007 at 05:04 PM
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I touched one once. He was sitting on a branch by himself at eye level. He did not move as I approached. I reached out and brushed him with my finger and he sidled sluggishly out of the way. I think he may have been sick or near death, but he was QUITE smooth and soft.

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#92105 March 5th, 2007 at 09:33 PM
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I have only seen one cedar waxwing at my house and that was last spring. I will be on the lookout for them again this spring! They are a very pretty bird!

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#92106 March 6th, 2007 at 06:38 PM
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Cool Wrennie!!!


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