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maryheff
Wallingford Center, CT

July 24, 2013
11:03 AM

Post #9610646

My friend Ann took this photo in her backyard in Wallingford, CT on July 16, 2013. The bird seems to be a baby, about 6" tall.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 24, 2013
11:23 AM

Post #9610661

Cedar Waxwing; yep, a newly fledged youngster

Resin
maryheff
Wallingford Center, CT

July 24, 2013
2:13 PM

Post #9610805

I don't think so. Look at the shape of the head.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 24, 2013
3:08 PM

Post #9610873

The head - particularly the crest - isn't full-grown yet. It has the yellow tail tip and black face mask.

Resin
maryheff
Wallingford Center, CT

July 25, 2013
10:26 AM

Post #9611527

I think those are actually the ends of its legs.
Would someone else please weigh in on this?

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 25, 2013
11:26 AM

Post #9611575

See if this helps

Resin

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tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 25, 2013
11:27 AM

Post #9611576

Hi maryheff, I think Resin is correct. The tip of the tail kind of made me think Cedar Waxwing as well.
Check this link that I came across…scroll down just a bit, and compare pics.
http://donaldthebirder.blogspot.com/2009/07/fledgling-cedar-waxwings.html

OldNed

OldNed
Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 25, 2013
1:42 PM

Post #9611705

Waxwing

pollengarden

pollengarden
Pueblo, CO
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2013
4:46 PM

Post #9611876

I think adult Cedar Waxwings are a nice looking bird.
I wouldn't have recognized their homely baby.
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 25, 2013
6:30 PM

Post #9611986

maryheff, it looks to be unanimous…We all agree…It seems…Cedar Waxwing.
maryheff
Wallingford Center, CT

July 25, 2013
7:09 PM

Post #9612029

Thank you, Tim. Donald's photo did it for me.

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