Keeping Watch

Posted July 08, 2010, at 7:10 a.m.

The Cedar Waxwing, as described by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is a “silky, shiny collection of brown, gray and lemon-yellow, accented with a subdued crest, rakish black mask and brilliant-red wax droplets on the wing feathers. In fall these birds gather by the hundreds to eat berries, filling the air with their high, thin whistles. In summer you’re as likely to find them flitting about over rivers in pursuit of flying insects, where they show off dazzling aeronautics for a forest bird.” For information about cedar waxwings or other birds check out the