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Cedar Waxwings

March 2008

Some of you are pretty avid bidders, more so than myself- but as many of you know, my photographic interests are not limited to the sky. It seems like spring break is one of the two times each year that the migrating Cedar Waxwings pass through my neck of the woods here in the Bay Area, -now on their way to more northerly destinations. It's a comforting reminder that longer days are on the way. They're highly specialized and social fruit eaters and when the flock rolls through town, they can be more conspicuous than a motorcycle gang, stripping the elderberry tree in record time, all the while calling relentlessly and flocking from tree to tree. I caught the attached shot this cloudy, cool early afternoon.

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