You know that we’re just wild about waxwings around here. Who wouldn’t be? Waxwings are social, sleek, and oh so chic. Did you know they were also tenacious when it comes to acquiring premium nesting material? I didn’t until I observed a pair of Cedar Waxwings trying to untangle a long length of string in the boughs of a spruce tree. These two clearly wanted this string, so much so that they summoned a third bird to help. Much of the action was obscured by branches and shade but I captured enough of this epic struggle to share here…
…fun! (Love these sleek, gorgeous birds…) Were they successful in retrieving the string?
This. This right here. This is why I watch birds.
Social, sleek, and oh so chic?
Mike, you’re the man!
Looking forward to seeing the young from that nest play Tarzan, although I guess they’ll have difficulties imitating Johnny Weissmuller’s yell.
Thanks all. Yes, the waxwings prevailed over the stubborn string, although the conflict raged on for many minutes!