Day 9: Cedar Waxwing

cedarwaxwing

Cedar waxwings migrate from Oregon and winter in the Sacramento Valley. They are a little smaller in size than a robin. I finally saw one of these in person this past October in the native garden I manage at the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery. A couple of the work crews found it hopping along the ground unable to fly. They caught it and brought it to me in the hopes I could do something with it. They are quite cute and they really do have the red and yellow tips on their feathers that look like they have been dipped in wax (hence the name).

Fortunately the wildlife center was open on a Sunday and accepting birds. I just happened to have a small, empty box to transport him.  I was able to get the little dude over to the center  before it closed and assume it was rehabilitated and released back into the wild.

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