August 11, 2014

Wawing nest.

Friends of ours had a cedar waxwing nest in a tall spruce on their property.


It was set well back in the branches and the lighting was terrible which washed the colours out.
Still it is the only waxwing nest I've seen never mind photographed, so I'm not going to complain about the quality of the photo.

Bombycilla cedrorum

Because they eat so much fruit, Cedar Waxwings occasionally become intoxicated or even die when they run across overripe berries that have started to ferment and produce alcohol.

The oldest known Cedar Waxwing was 8 years, 2 months old.

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