Waxwing in the apple tree


We have a lot of waxwings around lately. They rest in the apple tree and scope out the juniper berries in front of our big, dining room window. I have to keep the blinds drawn so they don’t bang themselves against the glass. These enlarge a bit. Other birds rarely come this close to the house but they love the juniper berries.

When they are around I have to keep a vigil because the neighbor’s cats love to crouch down under the fronds and wait… I have a special broom for those darn cats. I must look funny to my neighbors chasing the cats while the waxwings fly back and forth across the yard. It’s a thankless job but somebody’s gotta’ do it. 🙂


3 thoughts on “Waxwing in the apple tree

  1. Don’t you wish those pesky cats were insiders. I always am saying I wish they would only target starling. They never seem to catch those wiley birds. Great pictures of one of my favorites.

  2. This is exactly what I remember from my childhood – my mother swinging the broom after he neighbor’s cat showed interest in a nest of baby rabbits in our yard. What a great memory – I’d love to see you swinging the broom too Christine!

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