|Forum topic by ChuckV||posted 01-01-2012 06:37 PM||817 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-01-2012 06:37 PM
We have some crab-apple trees in our front yard that retain the fruit long after the leaves have fallen. Over the years, our property has become a stopover for the cedar waxwings migrating from the summer breading range in Canada to the winter range in the southern US and as far as South America.
The birds appear in great waves and maneuver as one from tree-top to tree-top. This is an annual tradition that we all enjoy.
I found some interesting information about the birds here, including this tidbit:
This could explain why we occasionally hear a thud as one of the birds flies into a window of the house. Most of the time, if we can keep the cat away, the bird will sleep it off and soon be on its way.
These photos are taken from one of the windows on the second floor of our house:
-- “It was they who were wrong, and for them here's a song.” ― I. Anderson