Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New One For My Life List!

I went back through my snow pics from last week and ran across a nice surprise. I found this picture of a Cedar Waxwing! I haven't sighted a Waxwing in my yard. He just seemed to blow in and out with the winter weather.

The Cedar Waxwing is a very pretty bird and distinctive one too. The black color on its face gives it the appearance of having a black mask and it has a very shiny, gold color to it. As you can see below, it also has yellow tips on the end of its wing.


Arkansas is in its winter range and I'm glad I got to see it before it started its migration!

Good birding and God Bless!

13 comments:

ONEDIA said...

The waxwing is on my list of want to see birds. Thanks for sharing

PA-Birder said...

Congratulations on the yard Waxwing. We are fortunate here to have them year round in some pretty good numbers. Even so, I always stop and look because they are a nice bird.
Vern

possumvalleygirl said...

It is so thrilling when you can add a new bird to your life list! I say my first cedar waxwing last winter

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

Oh, I just love the Cedar Waxwing!
It is one unique-looking bird! I saw my first ones just a short distance from my home. They are awesome! I am liking you to my blog, feel free to do the same, thanks!

J. Karl Clampit said...

Onedia, thanks for visiting.

Vern, what a treat, they are such a pretty bird to me.

Valleygirl, it is very exciting to see a new bird for the first time!

B, Already done! Thanks for linking to me too!

Larry said...

Ongratulations! Cedar Waxwings are terrific birds to see-especially in your own yard.

J. Karl Clampit said...

Larry, yes I was excited. Almost missed him with all the excitement with the 'feeding frenzy' during our snow storm. I hope he comes back for another visit!

Jessica said...

I am new to birding in Michigan. I'm hoping to see the waxwing.

Moe said...

What great shots and a great bird!

Todd Dixon said...

You've been tagged!
No Ceiling

Craig said...

Hey J. Karl, you've been tagged for the 6 word memoir meme.

Craig
http://craigsbirds.blogspot.com

Shellmo said...

Great photos! I think the waxwing is such a "polished bird." Very nice blog. I am going to add you to my faves!
Shelley

www.birdinginmichigan.blogspot.com

J. Karl Clampit said...

Shellmo, Thanks for the comment. I only hope the Waxwing will return on a much clearer day! The snow storm didn't make for good pictures. I've actually been waiting for one to show up all winter!

 

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