Bird Feeders : Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwings are migratory songbirds. Also known as cherry bird, they can be described as having a cap or crest similar to that of a cardinal. Cedar waxwings like to migrate southwards during the colder months of the year. As colonial birds, they are often grouped into 5 to 20 birds.
The Cedar Waxwing is a very big eater. Its primary diet consists of a lot of berries, insects, and flower petals. During summers they like to sawfly larvae, flies, cicadas, eat elm leaf beetles, carpenter ants, scale insects, weevils, and caterpillars. During fall and winters, they dine on ripe berries. Overall, their diet consists of about 80% fruit. They got their name from their strong attraction to the red cedar tree with its sweet blue fruits. They mostly feed near the tips of fruit-bearing branches as they hang upside down to pluck the fruits.
If you plan to have a feeder for Cedar Waxwings, make sure you have a lot of raisins, mixed seeds and sliced fruit to put in the feeder. Set up a water source nearby. Use mammal-proof feeders to prevent other mammals from getting the bird seeds. You can also install chicken-wire caging for added protection.
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