While looking out an upstairs window this morning, I was greeted by this sight. It's a whole bunch of Cedar Waxwings that have been eating the leftover crabapples and hawthorn berries in our garden. Aren't they cool-looking birds?
These birds travel in large flocks and primarily eat fruits like those found on holly, mountain ash and junipers, as well as the trees mentioned above. They are a common site in the Spokane area during the winter and can be easily recognized by the crests on their heads. They also have a yellow band across the lower edge of their tail feathers.
They are always a welcome sight in my garden. If you click on the photo, you can view a larger image of it.