Do you always have so many? or are they getting ready to come up this way. If so tell them to hold off for a while, it is still way, way, too cold here. sub zero...brrrr
I love seeing these birds. They like one of our wild cherry trees and strip it quickly. Such a neat, slick looking bird. I just love them.
What a gorgeous group photo that is. That is one bird I havent seen here yet, tho I know they are around here. I planted a couple of Palatka hollies hoping that their berries will entice them to visit. They only had 3 berries on them this year...okay, so they are young...so Im hoping next year there will be a better buffet to offer. What gorgeous birds...
Trois, Resin was describing the markings for a Bohemian Waxwing. All of the birds in your pictures are Cedar Waxwings. I'm posting a shot of Bohemian Waxwings, I took a few days ago. Notice the breasts are gray. The under side of the tail is reddish-brown. There is a Yellow bar on the wings, but none of the birds in my shot are facing so it can be seen.
Trois, we used to get flocks of cedar waxwings about this time every year at our old house here in Salinas. There were some bushes around the outside of the back fence that were loaded with berries that apparently attracted them. They were partial to a Liquidambar tree along the road in front of my neighbor's house -- hundreds of them would roost there and poop all over his car... One day my wife opened our garage door and about 50 of them flew in and sat up in the rafters -- took us a couple of hours to get rid of the last of them (without hurting them, I might add). We decided that they gave us a pretty good clue as to the origins of the term "bird brain". They are pretty little things, though.