The Waxwings Are Here!

Imagine, you’re a crabapple tree, just hanging out. Kind of a foggy day.

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And they are here, covering every tree in sight, taking turns to dip down and eat.

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I mean every tree.

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Every tree.

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They’re everywhere!

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The waxwings are here.

 

7 thoughts on “The Waxwings Are Here!

    • The name “waxwing” comes from the waxy red secretions found on the tips of the secondaries of some birds. The exact function of these tips is not known, but they may help attract mates. Thanks for asking. Now we know! By the way, introduced honeysuckles have changed the colour of the secretions in many waxwings in the northwest! Cool.

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