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Cedar Waxwings, Cardinals, Carolina Wren, and a Northern Mockingbird


That gigantic flock of Cedar Waxwings returned a few days ago to the large Juniper Tree here on my street.  This time the flock returned to ripe or over ripe berries festooning the branches of the tree.  Because these berries do ferment when overly ripe, the birds can sometimes get intoxicated from ingesting them!  Lots of really big loop de loops in the skies.  I believe the birds came out OK though and did not get harmed by this.

I also noticed a family of Northern Cardinals across the way on the roof of a home here.  I also noticed a Carolina Wren and probably what was a Palm Warbler near the Northern Cardinal.

Some of the homes are seasonal and this one has not had proper maintenance as evidenced by the saplings growing in the rain gutter.  It is not uncommon in Florida to see this when the gutters get clogged with leaves and wind or birds drop seeds on the roof.  The birds were hunting for insects and also seeds on the roof.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!




A White-breasted Nuthatch at the Feeder

The day was brighter but still breezy yesterday.  I partially refilled the bird feeder as I am very low on seed.  The smaller birds did not mind the quarter-filled feeder at all.  I saw a few House Finches, a Tufted Titmouse and a pair of the nuthatches.  This series of pictures today is on one of the White-breasted Nuthatches that came to the bird feeder in the afternoon.  They are intelligent and interesting little birds.

The White-breasted Nuthatches are nearly woodpecker-like in looks and behavior.  Perhaps that is why I like them so much.  As you probably know, I am really crazy for the woodpeckers.  So a pair of White-breasted Nuthatches does well as a substitute to watch when the woodpeckers fail to show up!  I took these pictures on November 8, 2012 in my yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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