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Crab apples anyone? (12 photos)

Sunday, March 16, 2014   by: Staff received the following photos of birds snacking on crab apples from our advertising account executive Tracy Stoneman.

I don't normally send pics in but I love these birds and thought at first they were Cedar Waxwings but they are not supposed to be in our area in the winter.

Thought they might be Bohemian Waxwings that are found in our area in the winter time, but the markings look more like Cedar Waxwings.

Whatever they may be I love them!  

There were 11 in total coming to eat the crab apples the fall birds didn't get.

I included a summer picture of a cedar waxwing and a few from today.  

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bon 3/16/2014 9:54:06 AM Report

Beautiful picturs
bugalugs 3/16/2014 12:02:59 PM Report

Sure are pretty, maybe they are hungry...been a long winter! Or came back too early! Thought spring was sprung!
comf 3/16/2014 12:31:21 PM Report

Bohemians would be rusty under the tail. These are Cedar Waxwings.
NJL 3/16/2014 12:33:31 PM Report

Beautiful pictures you took of the cedar waxwings! Thanks for sharing!
dandrew61 3/16/2014 12:37:25 PM Report

No white bands on the wing tips and more rust color than gray. I’d say Cedar Waxwing. Both are beautiful birds and the photos are also beautiful. Thanks
Sam C 3/16/2014 2:50:29 PM Report

A lot of birds that "aren't supposed to be
in this area have made their way here in the past decade or so, so I would agree those are what they appear to be -- Cedar Waxwings.

Likewise, Cardinals were found more in S. Ontario, but I have been noticing increasing numbers of them over the past 10 years or so.
Journey 3/17/2014 2:25:08 AM Report

Thank you for the beautiful pictures. I have been anxiously awaiting their return, but didn't expect them until later this week. For the past four years they have returned on the vernal equinox, and my crab apple trees and the mountain ash or picked clean within three days.
I saw some in Serpent River in December and was very surprised to see them so late in the year.
Last year they were not harbingers of spring as we had snow until mothers day, but even so it gives me hope for sunnier warmer days when the cedar waxwings show up in the front yard.
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