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Cedar Waxwings are stripping my Mountain Ash tree

Postby Heidi S » Oct 31, 2012 9:20 pm

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There were at least 50 birds in this tree grabbing berries. The top half of the tree is now empty, but they haven't noticed the bottom half has berries too!
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Re: Cedar Waxwings are stripping my Mountain Ash tree

Postby Eeyore » Nov 01, 2012 11:58 am


I hope they find mine soon. The tree is loaded and those birds would be so fat they couldn't fly!
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Re: Cedar Waxwings are stripping my Mountain Ash tree

Postby Katherine » Nov 01, 2012 12:22 pm

Very cool photo, Heidi! I love it when the swarm all over the mountain ash, like that. I have a bunch in my yard too. And I notice that one day the tree has a bunch of berries, and the next....nada. So I missed it again. lol

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Re: Cedar Waxwings are stripping my Mountain Ash tree

Postby B_BQ » Nov 01, 2012 7:15 pm

We've started seeing the odd Cedar Waxwing in our garden since we planted a Mountain Ash and a Serviceberry. Yes!
I am in awe of these beautiful birds. There was an unfortunate window crash at our last house, and unfortunately a Cedar Waxwing didn't survive. It did give us a chance to have a closer look at this lovely bird. Incredibly beautiful, with its fine dusting of what looks like face powder.
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Re: Cedar Waxwings are stripping my Mountain Ash tree

Postby Lizcordysmum » Nov 04, 2012 6:34 pm

Beauty photo, Heidi!

For many years they came for the berries in the Hawthorn tree here...this year, not one showed up.

Robins and Starlings LOVE the Mountain Ash berries here...well-fermented...the Robins also devoured the Hawthorn berries this year.

I have approx. 50 little birds...chickadees, sparrows, juncoes coming for my feeder...their chorus begins around 3 p.m. until I give in and fill it around 4 p.m. The minute I appear all goes dead silent...fill the feeder, put it back up...step back and say "Seeds, guys...SEEDS!:" and before I get five steps away, the feeder is covered in fluttering wings.

What a Gift they give me!

(Dinner will be early today...heavy rains, 58 kph wind gusts...glad the feeder is in the most sheltered place I can find. Of course I still have to go thru the wet and wind to get to it, but I guess that's MY job!)
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