May 01, 2017

Cedar Waxwing

While birding Lakeshore road on my bike I spotted 5 cedar waxwings in a bush near the road. This is the only that didn't have 27 branches in front of it.

Bombycilla cedrorum

Building a nest takes a female Cedar Waxwing 5 to 6 days and may require more than 2,500 individual trips to the nest. They occasionally save time by taking nest materials from other birds’ nests, including nests of Eastern Kingbirds, Yellow-throated Vireos, orioles, robins, and Yellow Warblers.

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