Cedar and Waxwing

I absolutely don’t have time to do this, but I just have to! 

Many years ago, my kids and I were avid bird watchers!  We loved every kind of bird we’d ever seen, and many we’d not had the opportunity to see yet!  My father-in-law even taught us to love the ugly buzzard because he keeps the road kill cleaned up!

When the girls were little, someone (I can’t remember who) gave my girls some simple marionettes that were funny looking birds with long necks and legs.  Being the avid birders they were, they immediately named their puppets “Cedar” and “Waxwing”.  Those girls played with those puppets until they simply fell apart!  Fun, fun times!

Well, yesterday, my Dannye Reigh had the rare opportunity to bring her babysitting kids to her house for the day.  While she was there she spotted a lone Cedar Waxwing in the Nandina bushes eating berries.  This bird was quite a ham, almost posing for his portrait to be taken.  He didn’t show any fear of Dan at all, and she got some amazing shots of him! 

He does have a marked flaw – his bottom beak is broken.  He seemed to be eating well enough, though!  Here are some shots of this beautiful bird – I am only posting a few of the 300+ she took!!!!!

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In this first one, Dannye fixed his little beak for him – I wish it were that easy in real life!

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If you look closely, you can see the broken part bent down.


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No problem eating, though!

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Isn’t he a beautiful bird???

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Here his little “flaw” is quite noticeable, but he’s gorgeous, anyway!

I’d better get off here.  Hope you enjoyed Mr. Cedar Waxwing!!

God bless your day!




About Petty Bunch

The Petty Bunch is what we have called our family since Bill and I (Janina) began our family back in the early 1980s. We have gone down many roads together - homeschooling our kiddoes, enjoying the freedom of entrepreneurship many years, working at "real jobs" other years. Through it all, we have been loved with God's everlasting love, and have found that underneath are His everlasting arms! We are blessed to have been married for over 36 years, and have 3 incredible adult children, a wonderful daughter-in-law, an amazing son-in-law, and SEVEN grandchildren: four precious granddaughters, three handsome grandsons - so far. We are empty nesters, still enjoy the life of an entrepreneur and the freedom it gives us to continue enjoying our kids and now, their kids!
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6 Responses to Cedar and Waxwing

  1. thejbub says:

    Ohhh I love these shots! what a beautiful bird!!!! I love the bright colors! So springy and happy!!

  2. what a pretty bird! love the colors.

  3. Bettyeboop says:

    Beautiful bird and Dan’sphotos are like art.

  4. pettybunch says:

    @Bettyeboop – I know, right?  Are you home?? 

  5. Bettyeboop says:

    Mo haven’t left yet. Later today.

  6. ABAHM says:

    Thanks for sharing. He is such a beautiful bird.  So glad he is able to eat alright. 

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