Spring Birds Feeding

The Cedar Waxwings are feeding on my Mulberry Tree and the Acorn Woodpeckers are fighting over the acorns that they have stored in a tall Washingtonia palm tree. The Waxwings require a blind as they are very skittish and all fly away at the slightest noise or sight of a human. Then I have to wait for 30 min to an hour for them to come back.

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwings
Cedar Waxwing on Mulberries
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwings
Western Tanager
Acorn Woodpeckers and Palm
Acorn Woodpeckers defending acorns
stored in Palm trunk
Phainopepla male
Spotted Towhee

Cedar Waxwings ” Masked Bandits”

Cedar Waxwing on Mulberry Tree

Cedar Waxwing on Mulberry Tree

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Every April a swarm of Cedar Waxwings swoop down on our Mulberry Tree. They are like little masked bandits who steal all the ripe berries within minutes and then fly to a nearby tree to rest after their gluttony. I have a blind set up in my backyard and can photograph them as close as 10 ft away without any reaction from them, but when I leave the blind a flock of as many as 30 birds instantly takeoff.