Cedar Waxwing – Harvest

Cedar Waxwing


While photographing in North Idaho’s scenic Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, I encountered a flock of Cedar Waxwings along Myrtle Creek. Their distinctive trilling calls from the hedge rows were what first caught my attention and alerted me to their presence. Looking closer revealed they were harvesting the ripening choke cherries. In this capture, a waxwing had just gathered a fruit before gobbling it down. 

~ Anecdote and Cedar Waxwing capture, Harvest © Jerry L. Ferrara