Usually the first indication of Cedar Waxwings in the area is their distinct high pitched "bzeee" call. Then you’ll see flocks of about 40 birds flying in a tight group around fruit bearing plants stripping the berries in minutes.
If the berries have fermented, the birds can actually get drunk. But their digestive systems are quick and the seeds of berries are eliminated within 45 minutes.
How can you attract Cedar Waxwings to your back yard? Planting native trees and shrubs that produce lots of berries can be irresistible to waxwings. However landscaping may not be an option right now so a heated bird bath or a bath with a de-icer could also attract Cedar Waxwings to your yard this winter.