Amazingly, I detected nary a waxwing or grosbeak during the survey. However, it was just a matter of time with this food resource...Yep, heard several waxwing perched in our yard coming home early on Wednesday (2 days after survey). All turned out to be Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedorum). The photo at bottom shows diagnostic characters of this bird: yellow belly, brown mantle, red tipped secondaries, white at bill base.
|Drooping form of Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia)|
|Mountain Ash berry|
|Cherry cultivar with small crop of berries|
|Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedorum)|