Backyard Cedar Waxwing Birds


Faithful HomesteaderSince we moved to our humble homestead, I have been fortunate enough to see the cool Cedar Waxwing birds on occasion. Usually at most, I would see them once a year, but this year is vastly different. They have been regular daily visitors to our backyard and that has me pretty excited.

Cedar Waxwings drinking

They seem to be really attracted to what we think is a type of Elm tree just outside our backdoor. I can see them constantly munching on what I assume are berries on the tree. I don’t see those very well, but I have learned that the Cedar Waxwings live on mostly small fruits and berries. They also hang out in our Post Oak tree where we have a bit of mistletoe. A sweet diet is not so good for humans, but for certain birds, it certainly suits them. I find that somewhat interesting.

Cedar Waxwing flying

I just love the look of the Cedar Waxwings. I like the yellow coloring and their cool bandit mask. I have been working on getting good pictures of the birds, but often the lighting and their position in the trees has made it challenging. We put out water for all our backyard birds, but I have only seen them once at the water. It seems to be the best place to try to get good pictures.

Cool Cedar Waxwings

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