Cedar Waxwing’s Prize

While kayaking last week, this Cedar Waxwing flew in over my head to land in a nearby tree.  I quickly realized, he had his sights on a prize.



He checked it out and checked it out . . . flying all around it.


Then he tried to take a piece or two.

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He tried to fly away with it several times, but it was wound too tight around the tree. He kept falling back against the tree when it wouldn’t let go. I was so worried about him, I didn’t get pictures of that.

He worked at it for quite some time . . .


but in the end, he had to leave without it.

Some birds like to add string, as well as cat and dog hair, to their nests. When I brush my pets, I leave the clumps of hair from the brush, tucked in a nearby bush on my front lawn.  Try it, and see what types of birds come by to pick it up!

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