Cedar Waxwings Eating Berries at Port Washington in Ozaukee County Wisconsin on November 13, 2019

One of my birding stops today was Port Washington. Literally 100’s of Red-breasted Mergansers provided action in the harbor but the highlight was Cedar Waxwings eating Red Cedar berries at Coal Dock Park. The waxwings for the most part just perched in a few trees and occasion would go for a berry. I always notice that the waxwings will pick through the berries, pick them and find they are all not ripe and toss them. A few times a hand full of waxwings went down to a open creek for a drink of water.  It was a chilly day out, cloudy skies with temps around 20 and strong winds from the south while I was there. Images were taken on November 13, 2019.

Cedar Waxwing, adult, just perched pretty…

Cedar Waxwing, juvenile with a Red Cedar berry…

Cedar Waxwing, juvenile swallowing the Red Cedar berry…

Cedar Waxwing, juvenile leaves the Red Cedar tree with a berry…

Cedar Waxwing, juvenile with a Red Cedar berry…

Cedar Waxwing, adult

Cedar Waxwings, adults getting a drink of water…

Cedar Waxwing, adult getting a drink of water…

Cedar Waxwing, adult getting a drink of water…

After the drink…

Cedar Waxwing, adult testing the ripeness of the berry…

Cedar Waxwing, adult tossing the berry, maybe it was not ripe…

Cedar Waxwing, juvenile all fluffed up…

Cedar Waxwing, adult…just perched in the cold…

Cedar Waxwing, adult perched in between eating berries…

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

8 Responses to Cedar Waxwings Eating Berries at Port Washington in Ozaukee County Wisconsin on November 13, 2019

  1. Gerald Haiar says:

    Fabulous shots again, wow.

  2. Jane E Benson says:

    So beautiful, Jim!

  3. Marilyn Runge says:

    You have captured the classiness of these lovely birds.

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Joan Schrinner says:

    I love the photos where you can see both the yellow on the tail and the red wingtips!

  5. John Rock says:

    Great photos! Thanks. Those ones drinking with the ice are so beautiful. I love their high voices and how they pass berries.

  6. Genie Ogden says:

    They are such beautiful birds. Thank you for the photos of them. There were some in our yard about a month ago, but I haven’t seen any since.

  7. Cathy says:

    One has to pause and silently thank God for his beauty of creation, that is a striking bird.

  8. Nan Wisherd says:

    Great action photos, Jim. We have many months to wait before seeing cedar waxwings again, but the Bohemian waxwings are beginning to move in.

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