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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cedar Waxwing Fun!

Cedar Waxwings in crabapple trees

Cedar Waxwings in Amelanchier (shadbush) trees. The male will hop over to a female, often with a berry, as part of courtship and if she accepts it they will become a pair.

Cedar Waxwings are fruit eaters and this time of year look for them in Amelanchier (shadbush) trees, whose fruit ripens early. We have the trees framing our front walk and are delighted the waxwings are there when we go to our house. In fall waxwings like crabapples trees, so plant both crabapples and shadbush for multi-season Cedar Waxwing fun!

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