A Pleasant Surprise

The only time I saw Cedar Waxwings here was about five years ago when a small flock passed through, making quick work of the berries in a neighbor’s yard.
Yesterday, as I was watching a group of young Blue Jays, I saw this quiet, lone bird perched on another branch. The day was pretty windy and it was hard to focus through the foliage, but I did manage to get a fairly decent shot this time.


Linking to
Wild Bird Wednesday

25 Comments on “A Pleasant Surprise”

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    wow! rare to see one alone! how neat for you!

  2. Esther Joy says:

    I had a lot of them last year, but didn’t see any this past winter. Maybe it was TOO COLD!

  3. D says:

    Great shot,

  4. Very pretty. Love the waxwings.

  5. I LOVE Cedar Waxwings! I used to see them more often when I was a child…maybe we had a tree of berries. I have an old juniper shrub that I won’t let my husband pull out, in the hope that birds will come to it. Over the years, the waxwings have swooped in for a few minutes, but not in the past two years.

  6. Beautiful! The background is really nice, too!

  7. What a surprising find, and such an amazing photo.

  8. Gunilla says:

    Beautiful shot! They’re lovely birds to see.

  9. Margaret says:

    great surprise and wonderful capture

  10. Eileen says:

    A great yard bird, congrats on your sighting! They are beautiful birds.

  11. JM says:

    He’s so beautiful!

  12. Love these silky birds. Beautiful bokeh in your shot!

  13. Teresa says:

    That is a lovely shot!

  14. Phil Lanoue says:

    Great seeing this interesting bird!

  15. Robin says:

    Pat, great shot! I think the Waxwings are just so pretty!

  16. I love them…they remind me of waxed beans…LOL!

  17. They DO love berries, that’s for sure!

  18. ladyfi says:

    A soft and dreamy shot.

  19. Lisa Gordon says:

    I think these birds are really beautiful.
    Wonderful capture, Pat.
    Happy day to you. 🙂

  20. Marie says:

    Nice! Glad you noticed him.

  21. Rohrerbot says:

    Waxwings remind me of bandits! Cool sighting!

  22. Jim says:


  23. Wonderful birds- this summer, a pair of these are hanging out across my street.

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