Cedar waxwings at the water bowl

Cedar waxwings are beautiful and exotic-looking songbirds who occasionally pass through our backyard. They arrive in great flocks and strip the possumhaw holly trees of all their red berries before moving on to the next source of food. Juniper berries are another cedar waxwing favorite. A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to be […]

The great horned owl gets a visit from a daredevil cedar waxwing

It was about 3 hours after sunset and the female great horned owl was sitting on the nest waiting for her mate to bring her something delectable for dinner. Suddenly, a little cedar waxwing dropped out of the sky and landed on a branch about 2 feet below the nest – right in front of […]