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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

But who WAS that masked fellow?

I have a new favorite bird I think: The Cedar Waxwing!

There is a great flock of about 40 of them who hang out by my office window, gluttonously eating the remaining berries they can find on the winter bushes and flying about in unison.

I like them very much, mostly because they look like superheroes with their masks on!

via: http://comstockmtn.com
But also because they are soooooo romantic:

"During courtship the male and female will sit together and pass small objects back and forth, such as flower petals or an insect. Mating pairs will sometimes rub their beaks together affectionately."

 image via http://www.symbolicmessengers.com/Mimids.html

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