Cedar Waxwing Northern Migration

Cedar Waxwings on their northern migration are visiting the Huntsville Botanial Garden to feed and rest.  Flocks of 10 to 40 birds were photographed feeding near the Visitor Center on berries of the Eastern Red Cedar and Chinese Holly, and on insects found on tree buds.
Their presence can often be detected by their high pitched shrill before being seen. Flocks of waxwings will likely be visiting the Garden through the next two weeks.
They may also be observed along the Bush Azalea Trail getting water from the creek.  Key features to look for are yellow tip tail, yellowish lower breast, a subdued crest drooping over the back, and black mask.  Close observation may reveal red waxy tips on the wings.