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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Native fruit trees attract Cedar Waxwings

Photo by Rachel Kramer
Description:
A wonderful surprise I happened upon on this beautiful (but cold) sunny afternoon.
According to Birds of Michigan by Ted Black: Flocks of handsome Cedar Waxwings gorge on berries during late summer and fall. Waxwings have a remarkable ability to digest a wide variety of berries, some of which are inedible or even poisonous to humans. If the fruits have fermented, these birds will show definite signs of tipsiness. Native berry-producing trees and shrubs planted in your backyard can attract Cedar Waxwings and will often encourage them to nest in your area.

Related Articles:
Bird of the Week: Cedar Waxwing http://goo.gl/gwQma2
Red Maple flower make a tasty treat for Cedar Waxwings http://goo.gl/Lo72NS
Cedar Waxwing Nesting Season Begins in the Summer http://goo.gl/F3erQl
Keep your eyes open for Bohemian Waxwings! http://goo.gl/Bu67BV

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