Cedar Wax Wings!!! (Or why you should leave privet in your garden...)
This isn't a great photo, but you can see the bright yellow on his tail!
Today was the second time this season I've been lucky enough to see Cedar Wax Wings in my garden, and I'd NEVER seen them before- so I feel twice blessed! Along the back of our garden, we have lots of privet, and I don't mean the pretty manicured kind, I mean the kind that is basically a weed. My husband has been trying to get me to let him cut it out for the last several years and I've always said NO, because we have many Cardinals nesting there every year...plus my garden is registered as a natural wildlife habitat and having brush is one of the requirements.... Anyway; Cedar Wax Wings- they are named that because the tip of their tails are bright yellow- like they've been dipped in wax....and they feed in swarms, so when you see lots of birds diving in and out of berry laden bushes, (like privet ;)) go take a peek- you might get lucky too!
Lots of swooping in and out to visit and feed.....
So that's all for now- hope I haven't bored you with my bird watching geekerery!
See ya'll tomorrow for PPF!