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Cedar Waxwing

July 17, 2022

The Bohemian Waxwing is the most elegant bird in North America and its smaller cousin the Cedar Waxwing is not far behind in the scoring. Sure there are gaudier birds like the buntings or tanagers but if I can make a human comparison the Bohemian Waxwing is the Audrey Hepburn of birds. The Bohemian Waxwing is primarily a north-western Canadian breeder save for the Alaskan population so don't look for them in the summer but they do turn up in our winter especially in boreal or boreal like forests.

The Cedar Waxwings are late nesters so look for them around sources of food usually around wetlands especially beaver floods where they share their catch with the flycatchers.

Cedar Waxwing

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