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Cedar waxwing


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Guest 16-Mar-2013 23:00
Location: Abilene, TX, Every February I get them in my yard, a flock of about 60-80, They perch in my very large Pecan Tree and the neighbor's 4 Cedar Trees, they come down all at once every 10-15 minutes to the Bird Bath's, I have 5 in the yard, they prefer the large cement one. This has been going on for about 7-10 yrs now. They hang around for about 3 weeks to one month, then disappear until next year, I also have a very large flower garden, which may also attract them, but at this time of the year, theirs really not much to eat in there.
Patty 22-Feb-2013 19:23
I was talking to my neighbor in the front yard when one of these fell out of the sky and landed on the road. She went out to take a look and it fluttered once and went limp. She picked it up and we could find no injuries or marks of any kind showing trama. It was limp and unresponsive. We are sure it was dead, so we buried it. We are in east texas near Louisianna.
Guest 02-Apr-2012 15:16
We had about 20 of these in our backyard yesterday. We are up in the Texas Panhandle. They stayed about 1 minutes and did not leave the tree to visit my birdbaths.
GAF 31-Mar-2012 00:08
30 of these beautiful birds have been visiting my front yard over the part 2 days. They perch untl the coast is clear then swoop down and pick a red berry from my many holly bushes. The bushes are bare now but I think the birds are too fat to fly! I'll send photos if anyone cares. Im glad I dont trim these bushes! Note: They are extremely shy, unlike the catbirds who sit in the tress and stare me down.
Becky 12-Mar-2012 18:38
Was just visited by 20 or so of these beautiful birds in Little Elm, TX. Greatful for this site so I could learn their name.
guest 08-Mar-2012 00:43
I had 100 of these in my backyard pondless stream today. Don't recall seeing them before today..beautiful.... unfortunately one hit my glass back door and knocked him/herself batty...or the wind out of them...not sure. For about 15 minutes the bird couldn't move....so I wrapped it in a towel and set it up where the cat couldn't get him... after 15 minutes I noticed he seemed more alert...carefully removed the top of the towel abit...and he took for the trees...waiting for the rest of the flock and recovering further! very pretty bird.
guest 08-Mar-2012 00:42
I had 100 of these in my backyard pondless stream today. Don't recall seeing them before today..beautiful.... unfortunately one hit my glass back door and knocked him/herself batty...or the wind out of them...not sure. For about 15 minutes the bird couldn't move....so I wrapped it in a towel and set it up where the cat couldn't get him... after 15 minutes I noticed he seemed more alert...carefully removed the top of the towel abit...and he took for the trees...waiting for the rest of the flock and recovering further! very pretty bird.
guest 08-Mar-2012 00:41
I had 100 of these in my backyard pondless stream today. Don't recall seeing them before today..beautiful.... unfortunately one hit my glass back door and knocked him/herself batty...or the wind out of them...not sure. For about 15 minutes the bird couldn't move....so I wrapped it in a towel and set it up where the cat couldn't get him... after 15 minutes I noticed he seemed more alert...carefully removed the top of the towel abit...and he took for the trees...waiting for the rest of the flock and recovering further! very pretty bird.
Guest 28-Feb-2012 20:57
I just moved to San Antonio from Chicago. I went in my back yard and there was a massive flock of birds scouring the berries off a tree. I was 10 feet from them and could hear their wings. They were in constant motion and ravenous. I'd never seen anything like it; they stayed about 20 minutes, flying up to the canopy of higher trees, then swooping en masse to the bush. Now I know I was gifted with sight of the cedar waxwing.
Guest 21-Feb-2012 17:03
I just rescued one of these little guys on Saturday in San Antonio, Tx. I was driving by in my apartment complex & it was just sitting there in the road. I stopped & picked it up. I think his wing was broken because it didn't try to fly away. I've never seen a bird like this before. They're very pretty. Anyway yesterday I dropped him off at the Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Center drop off location here in San Antonio. Hope he is doing well.
Jim Kennedy 17-Feb-2012 22:45
I just heard a sound I hadn't heard before and found 15-20 Cedar Waxwings in a tree behind us here in Flower Mound, DFW area about 10 miles north of DFW Airport. I'm glad I found this site to identify them! There' no mistaking them
guest 12-Feb-2012 21:03
Just had about 30 in our backyard in Fort Worth. The were interested in our Water Garden. They were here about 15 minutes, then moved on. Feb 12, 2012 3:02 pm.
LE 08-Feb-2012 19:45
We just had about 200 or so of these bird in our trees. Thanks to your site i was able to find out what kind of birds they are. We are south of San Antonio.Tx.
Guest 01-May-2011 23:50
We just had about 20 Cedar Waxwings descend on our holly bush in our back garden. We live in north Austin (Wells Branch area). How exciting!
Ann 26-Apr-2011 14:18
I've lived in Liberty Hill for 4 years now, 40 miles northwest of Austin, and this is the first year we're seen these birdies. They're staying for so long...hundreds of them visit our oaks in the the back yard. I turn on the sprinkler and they love to play, dance and bath on the branches and wet leaves. They're amazing to watch! Beautiful birds, but their red pooh (from eating berries I suppose) is all over everything!! I wonder if they're sticking around because of all of the fires in they're usual migration paths.
shane 21-Apr-2011 22:59
i just a whole flock of the cedar waxwing fly in and attack my mullberry tree,in plano tx
Horace 16-Apr-2011 18:51
I live in Tyler, Texas. I noticed flocks of these skittish fellows attacking the red Holly Bush berries in my neighborhood.
Guest 28-Mar-2011 18:02
There has been a flock of 100+ of these birds in the trees around my house. They come down 20 or so at a time to play in our birdbath. I see large flocks around this time each year for a few days but I don't see any of the birds the rest of the year. I haven't been able to get a close photo as the birds are skittish. I live in Grand Prairie, TX. Thank you for helping me to identify the birds.
Tiffany 19-Mar-2011 14:51
I found one yesterday that can't fly. It does not appear to be injured but for some reason just can't fly. I have been feeding it suet and water with a syringe and it's eating although I do not know if suet is the right substitute for it's normal diet. I have him hanging out in my fiddle leaf plant out in the sunroom. He tried to escape when I left the door open but all he can do is hop so I brought him back inside so the the neighborhood cats don't get him. Any suggestions on how to teach him to fly or what I should be feeding it? He or she??? is really cute when it puffs up.
Guest 06-Mar-2011 21:22
While working in my yard today I discovered Cedar Wax Wings and Wood Peckers feasting in the recently budded elm tree of my next door neighbor. My first sighting of the Wax Wings but the Wood Peckers are frequent visitors in my yard here in White Settlement, Texas.
Guest 03-Mar-2011 14:10
Just discovered dozens of these in my Ft. Worth, TX backyard - they're devouring the Cherry Laurel berries and making quite a mess in the process, but they are beautiful to watch. Your site helped me identify them in minutes - thanks for the great photos and info!
Carol 28-Aug-2010 01:10
08/27/10 I live in northern Illinois and am sure that I saw two cedar waxwings today. It took me a while to find out what they were. Why would they be here if they usually live in Texas? Thank you.
sowbug 17-Apr-2010 23:05
Saw a flock of these this morning in downtown Dallas near the City Place building, at least 20 - 25 of them
Merrianne Briggs 16-Apr-2010 00:01
My husband was just beginning to mow our back yard, and came in with his hands wraped around something. I never know what he might be up to, but this bird was sitting in his hand. So calm, not a nervous fight or fidget. Just sat there and let me take a couple of photos. He/she was so beautful and proud it seemed. Not worried in the slightest. Maybe it got a look at 2 1/2 year ol twins and a 5 year old and decided to play it cool! Your site helped me find the name in less than 3 minutes!!!
Thanks, for allowing to share my expierence.
JC 13-Apr-2010 20:08
We had literally hundreds of these swarm our pond several weeks ago. It was actually kind of creepy, a very Hitchcock Birds moment. Out of nowhere the flock descended in our backyard and turned out 2000ish gallon pond into a giant birdbath. Beautiful birds though. :) Oh and we live in San Antonio.
Julia 13-Apr-2010 17:22
We had over 50 Cedar Waxwing Birds in our backyard yesterday on a Crepe Myrtle Tree here in Allen, Texas! I got a few pics too! They are lovely little birds!!
Guest 10-Apr-2010 21:35
I believe we have about 20-30 of these beautiful birds all in our Cypress Trees just eating like crazy. The trees have just started coming out and I guess they are eating the small berries and or little nuts that come on the trees. We are in San Leon near the bay and this is the first time I have ever seen birds like this, so mall compared to others we have so looked on the web and this looks like what is in the trees. Wow!!
Guest 04-Apr-2010 22:25
We saw a flock of about 40 to 50 birds about 15 miles west of Jasper on Rayburn lake, Plum Ridge community. Had never seen them in this area before and thanks to this site we were able to identify them.
Guest 04-Apr-2010 01:01
Thanks for the identification. What a treat this has been. We have had flocks of these off and on for the past week eating berries from trees by our home.
Gary 30-Mar-2010 17:29
We had a large flock of Cedar Waxwings show up in front yard this morning here in Spring,Tx. I'd never seen one before today, and didn't know what they were. They are beautiful birds! They swarmed our holly bushes right next to our front window where we were able to get wonderful "birds-eye" view. Hope to see them again some day.
Christy Coates 26-Mar-2010 22:18
I saw one of these down my road here in Quitman Texas. Thanks for these pics! I would never have been able to identify it!
watcher 26-Mar-2010 18:29
I just saw one this morning in our yard near Glen Rose. I'd never seen one that I remember. I'm glad I was able to ID it thanks to this site.
Trey 23-Mar-2010 13:22
The wife and I spotted a Cedar Waxwing yesterday afternoon in our backyard shrubs. First time I can remember seeing one down here in San Antonio.
Liliane 22-Mar-2010 19:25
Have a flock of Cedar waxwings fluttering from one shrub to another and around the yard this morning! Pretty markings; and seem to be playful. Thanks to this website I was able to quickly identify them. I don't recall seeing them before.....(NW San Antonio)
kristie 21-Mar-2010 20:24
Had a flock of about 30+ grace my backyard this morning once the snow started melting. They are absolutely beautiful. I have never seen them before. McKinney, TX 3/21/2010
Tracy 19-Mar-2010 20:45
there is a very boisterous flock in the yard now. they seem to love the bushes...feeding?
Margaret 02-Mar-2010 20:06
I have seen 2 flocks of Cedar Waxwings this past weekend (2/28/10). One flock was Southeast of Sweetwater (in the country). They were attracted to the birdbaths I have available for the birds. Then the next day there was a flock in town. They are such pretty birds, remind me of a robber with their mask. I always enjoy seeing them come through.
lee 20-Feb-2010 17:51
There is a flock of Cedar Waxwings outside my house in Wimberley right now. I've never seen them before. They keep flying into the glass window. I feel like Tippi Hedren.
Ironhorse07-Feb-2010 18:14
Had about 25-30 Cedar waxwings in out bird bath this morning. First time in the 6 years I have lived here in Lindale TX that I have seen them. We keep feed out year round and the yellow Finches are everywhere this time of the year. The waxwing is a beautiful bird.
Julie williams 19-Dec-2009 14:26
Hi, Julie Williams of Dallas. This morning at 8:00(Dec. 19, 09) I saw some birds that I had never seen drinking in my bird bath along with some robins. Thanks to your photos I learned they were Cedar Waxwings. Thank You very much, Julie
Janet Morris 16-Feb-2008 21:04
February 16, 2008 We have a flock of about 30 cedar waxwings around our home in The Woodlands for the past 2 weeks. They are eating the berries on our Lagustrums. Beautiful bird.
John Cravatta05-Apr-2007 01:11
looks like the bird has a lot of Pride!