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…

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.