Thursday, January 31, 2013

Spring is in the...Trees?

Spring may not be quite in the air yet, but it's definitely showing itself in our trees. I suddenly noticed a whole flock of Cedar Waxwings in the tree outside my kitchen window yesterday. I really love that hackberry tree; it's home to squirrels, chipmunks, and birds of all kinds. But I hadn't noticed the tiny berries it's bearing. Not until I got curious as to the suddenly influx of birds. I went upstairs to the (future) master bedroom to capture some wildlife photography, and finally saw the reason for the recent flocking.

Little masked bandits:

Berry snitching:

Mug shot:

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