CLOSED: Please help me identify this bird!

Wallingford Center, CT

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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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Cedar Waxwing; yep, a newly fledged youngster

Resin

Wallingford Center, CT

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

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

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

Resin

Wallingford Center, CT

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

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

See if this helps

Resin

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Jacksonville, FL(Zone 9a)

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

Merritt Island, FL(Zone 10a)

Waxwing

Pueblo, CO(Zone 5b)

I think adult Cedar Waxwings are a nice looking bird.
I wouldn't have recognized their homely baby.

Jacksonville, FL(Zone 9a)

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

Wallingford Center, CT

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

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