About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Attracting Cedar Waxwings

The Wild Birds Unlimited store in East Lansing attracts a lot of Cedar Waxwing, along with robins, grosbeaks, orioles, hummingbirds and cardinals all because of the fruit trees. The flowers and fruits of native trees attract a variety of colorful songsters.
Cedar Waxwings just hanging out between munching crab apples
Crabapples (Malus species)
  • Season: Fall fruiting; winter-persistent fruits
  • Description: Medium-sized trees, with attractive blossoms in spring. Choose a variety with small fruits (easier for birds to swallow)
  • Food type: Flower buds, flowers, fruit, seeds
  • Attracts: Robins, bluebirds, thrushes, catbirds, cardinals, waxwings, Pine Grosbeaks, finches, many others
  • Also provides: Nest sites, cover
Read more about some of the favorite plants and trees for birds: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/the-best-plants-and-trees

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