January 3, 2011

Winter Visitors

The other day I noticed a new bird at the feeders. At least it was new to me.

Peter wasn't sure about the pretty birds, who seemed to like hanging out in the holly tree outside the kitchen window. We studied our bird books, and finally Peter made a trip to his favorite bird food store and learned that our visitors were Cedar Waxwings.

They prefer a diet of berries, which may account for their preference for holly trees. They didn't hang around for long, but they were here long enough for Peter to catch them on film. Note the brilliant yellow on their tails. A true winter treat! We hope they stop by every December.

1 comment:

  1. Words and pictures creatively combined by a wonderful couple of human beings.