a cavalry of birds

i was accompanied by hundreds of cedar waxwings this morning, who apparently enjoy starting their day with sun salutations as much as i do. (click on the photos for a better view)

cedar waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) in the yellow budded oak trees

cedar waxwings, sunning their yellow bellies

i was planning on posting a video of the 300+ waxwings swooping in and out of the trees, but my camera file doesn’t want to load for some reason.  they’re a very social bird, and are mesmerizing to watch… i guess you’ll just have to take my word for it.  so instead, i suggest you listen to this pretty little song i just discovered by amy cook that captures the essence of watching them…


3 thoughts on “a cavalry of birds

  1. Beautiful! Happy sun salutations! I haven’t done mine in awhile. Thanks for the reminder. I’ll think of you as I move through them.

  2. Beautiful image – thanks for putting that up and starting my day off with a cheering sight!

  3. Too bad your camera file wouldn’t load. Ah well. That’s an amazing amount of waxwings. I’d love to have seen and heard them in person. I wish we had them here.
    We do have large flocks of redwings now, with grackles and cowbirds mixed in. The redwings are fun to listen to.
    We had a dusting of snow this morning but abundant sunshine this afternoon. Unfortunately the wind was straight from the arctic…hard to take after last week’s glorious weather.
    Happy spring!

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