The Nature of Phenology 1/18/20: Cedar Waxwings

Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn
Host: Hazel Stark

Bigger than a sparrow, smaller than a cardinal, and draped in buff yellows, browns and grays, cedar waxwings are most distinguishable by the size of their flocks to the unaided eye. Throughout the year, I tend to find cedar waxwing flocks numbering around a dozen or so individuals, though those flocks can contain 100 or more individuals this time of year.

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