Sleeping On the Wing

This little fellow (baby Robin) is catching a nap…

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while his other tree-mates seem alert to a chance for food…

but, perhaps, the baby Robin naps because he’s already had his fill!

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Credit:
Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

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Waxwings Return

A group of Cedar Waxwings visited the backyard a few days ago. I was able to get nice shots that highlight the “red wax” tips on the wing feathers.

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I’m always happy when I can get a view of the bird’s claws clutching the branches in the trees as he observes his surroundings.

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The Cedar Waxwing is named for these red tip “wax-like” highlights seen in these photos.

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Credit:
Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

Cedar Waxwings Return

Last Summer we twice experienced a flock of Cedar Waxwings visiting our backyard, once in May, and again later in the season. But this year, they have been few and far between, although apparently not far away, as I caught this beauty with nesting and/or food material in her beak as she passed through.

The black mask for which the species is known is clearly visible in this close-up.

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