Saturday, April 11, 2009

Towhees and Waxwings

Each spring, I look forward to the return of the Eastern Towhee and Cedar Waxwing birds.

Eastern Towhee (April 9, 2009)

The Eastern Towhee is found on our land in any brushy area, especially where the multi-flora rose has taken over. This bird, seen for several weeks now, also feeds on the ground under our feeders.

Cedar Waxwing (April 11, 2009)

This past week, I have been lucky to see a flock of Cedar Waxwings drink out of our little waterfall.

I don't know how long they will stay but they brighten the day when they are around.

The birds also were drinking out of this puddle in the driveway.


  1. We have seen the towhee a couple of times already but no waxwings. Great bird photos. Spring is coming....

  2. WNC Mountain Living--The waxwings have been here for a week. I don't know how long they will stay.

  3. Very nice photos! I think I've seen a towhee, but I'm still waiting to see a waxwing in person. I think they are beautiful!

  4. Beautiful photographs. We have a towhee who serenades us every morning. What a wonderful song!

  5. I have been seeing waxwings here in NC. Always love to see and hear them.

    I just saw a few towhees today singing high in a tree.

    Great signs of spring.

  6. dAwN--the waxwings may have left since I haven't seen them since Saturday. The towhees will be here all summer though so that's nice. Bet North Carolina is far ahead of us in the spring flowering/birds.

  7. Ncmountainwoman--yes, I love to hear the towhee. It's good that you stop to listen.

  8. Beautiful Creation--the waxwings just seem to come in a flock for a few days then leave. In the late summer and fall, they are after berries. This time they seem to have here for the water.