Tuesday Afternoon Bird Photo

A group of cedar waxwings showed up in my yard on Sunday.

I had never seen any cedar waxwings in the "feather" before although I have admired photos and drawings of them in bird books for a long time.

They are smaller than I thought  they would be - finch size rather than cardinal sized.

Anyway, here's one of them. Lovely, no? God sure makes beautiful creatures.


Great photo! I saw a flock of cedar waxwings once. It was a winter day, I was on my way to work and my car broke down. As I got out of the car, the flock of birds descended upon a shrub on the side of the road just a few feet away. I managed to get to work, and the sight of the cedar waxwings made me thankful for the car trouble.
Thanks, Charles! Everyone who has ever seen a "gang" of cedar waxwings remembers the experience. I was so excited to see this group, which I might have missed as I drove away from my house if I hadn't glanced into the tree and noticed six or eight silhouettes! So I stopped and grabbed my camera, which was on the seat of the car because I was headed out for a photo shoot somewhere else, and snapped a bunch of pictures. They are so beautiful and fun to watch.