I thought it strange that my 50th bird identified this year was the same as my 50th bird identified last year. The Cedar Waxwing is a striking bird, with it’s soft beige/yellow/gray tones on the body contrasting with the black mask and the bright yellow tail tips (not to mention the red drops on the wing tips which, unfortunately, I did not capture on any of these pictures).
I usually see a lot of these birds in the summertime in Lillooet, as they like to hang out by the spawning channel catching bugs. This year my first spotting was in the spring just outside of Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park. I’m looking forward to taking a road trip to Lillooet in a few weeks to try and find some more of these punk rock birds for my personal picture catalog. I’ll be listening for their high pitched trill and hopefully will catch some youngsters.
OTHER POSTS FEATURING THE CEDAR WAXWING: