Red Deer River Naturalists

The Red Deer river Naturalists are a group dedicated to learning about and preserving natural history. They have regular programs with speakers and many field trips.


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Friday, June 8, 2012

Abundant Cedar Waxwings

     For the past 2 weeks I have lots of Cedar Waxwings in my Sunnybrook subdivision in Red Deer.

     First there were only 6 to 10 birds. This is the usual amount I see. Then the flock kept getting larger and larger. This week the flock probably amounts to 100. They seem to be eating in mountain ash trees.
     These birds are very late nesters and when they do start nesting they take their sweet time. If you blunder into a nest site you usually find more than one nest,
     Has anybody else had large Cedar Waxwing flocks this year?


  1. Keith, I have Cedar waxwings by the bucketful here in the Black Hills of South Dakota, too. They have been eating the flowers on my cotoneaster shrubs, many in the neighborhood eating various tree flowers. There aren't any berries yet to feed on here. They are regular visitors in my birdbaths, although they seem to enjoy taking showers if the sprinkler is on.

  2. sorry for not checking on comments for a while. Cedars seem to be a little wilder here and I don't see them in bird baths. Thanks for dropping by to comment.