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!!!!!
I’d better get off here. Hope you enjoyed Mr. Cedar Waxwing!!
God bless your day!