Just the back yard!? Nah, I want the front and side yards landscaped in natives too.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Regular Visitor or Resident?

I was pleased to see a cedar waxwing perched on a dead branch of one of the wild cherry trees--of course, I didn't know what it was from the distance, but, after it flew to the quaking aspen in the blueberry patch, I was able to identify it through the zoom of the camera.  Normally, I have to wait until I upload the picture, but it was close enough, that, once I knew what it was, I was able to see recognize it with the naked eye thanks to its colorful wax-wings.

I've seen them in the yard a few times since last year, and I have to wonder if they might not be nesting here.  That would be thrilling to me.  If not yet, once I have more fruiting shrubs and trees, I expect they might. :)


Rebecca said...

Waxwings like our neighbors' serviceberry, but don't seem interested in ours yet I keep hoping.

David said...

Are your serviceberries producing fruit yet? If so, I can't imagine why they haven't discovered your yet!

Keep hoping, it can't be much longer. :)

Maybe that is what they are feeding on now here, but the raspberries are just starting to ripen, and the blueberries are just behind them...so, here's hoping that they stick around.