Friday, December 31, 2010
Cedar Waxwings in Downtown Plymouth
My dad spotted a large flock of cedar waxwings in downtown Plymouth on Christmas Day. I was fortunate that they were in the same area the next day. There were approximately 100 of them. They were mixed in with starlings, robins and an ocassional cardinal. They would stage in a large oak tree. Then about 20-30 at a time would swoop upon a cherry bush. Each bird would eat two or three cherries and then fly back to the oak when the next wave arrived. Sometimes they would pick a cherry, toss it in the air and swallow it! In a very short time, the birds had stripped the tree of thousands of cherries. They were preparing for the big storm we had last week.