Friday, October 16, 2009

Cedar Waxwing season

In the Willamette Valley at this time of the year, many people (and not only birders) notice the presence of Cedar Waxwings, often in flocks of a dozen or two. If there is a holly tree with bright red berries in your neighborhood, there's a good chance you will hear their high-pitched squeaky notes emanating from the tree, even before you see the birds. Today, they are just outside my office window.