Friday, February 6, 2009

Cedar Waxwings

The trees around Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary were filled with these birds about a week ago. Sun was reflecting off their breasts making them look like yellowish-golden ornaments while their 'chee-chee' songs were filling the air. Tim Granger estimated over a 100...or more... birds were flocked together. These are really colorful birds. These photos are not the best. The birds were taking turns in groups of about 20 descending onto a high bush cranberry by the old stable and devouring berries: eat one or two and then fly off with another berry in the beak. An impressive show. We also spotted a robin and two eagles. For more info on waxwings, go to

-Rich Krieger, Lake Bluff

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