What Kind of Birds are These

These birds flew in today. I have never seen them before and I do not know what they are called. I do not know bird species very well and I would like to know if someone else knows.

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Mely says ... on Sunday, Jun 12 at 10:30 PM

Cedar waxwings

hankgentry says ... on Monday, Jun 13 at 4:53 AM

These are cedar waxwings; very pretty birds, but can be very destructive to fruit crops here in the Valley.

Ariana says ... on Monday, Jun 13 at 6:08 AM

Yup, cedar waxwings.

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Jun 13 at 6:57 AM

nice photo~

pdxrants says ... on Monday, Jun 13 at 10:11 AM

Cedar waxwings

EILENE ROECKER says ... on Monday, Jun 13 at 2:36 PM

I see these a lot at the beach in the Pacific City area. They are beautiful to watch.

Bruce says ... on Monday, Jun 13 at 2:41 PM

What a coincidence! My wife and I just noticed the same type of birds yesterday on the 'red hot pokers' in our backyard in Wilsonville for the first time since we've lived here. I'm curious why we haven't seen them before.

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Jun 13 at 4:01 PM

Cedar Waxwings they are indeed.

pmdoughty says ... on Monday, Jun 13 at 6:02 PM

Thanks for the information. Now I am going to find out more about them.

lee98632 says ... on Tuesday, Jun 14 at 2:20 PM

Cedar Waxwings: treat to find in your binocular viewfield, the Cedar Waxwing is a silky, shiny collection of brown, gray, and lemon-yellow, accented with a subdued crest, rakish black mask, and brilliant-red wax droplets on the wing feathers.

lee98632 says ... on Tuesday, Jun 14 at 2:21 PM

Behavior Cedar Waxwings are social birds that you’re likely to see in flocks year-round. They sit in fruiting trees swallowing berries whole, or pluck them in mid-air with a brief fluttering hover. They also course over water for insects,

lee98632 says ... on Tuesday, Jun 14 at 2:23 PM

flying like tubby, slightly clumsy swallows. Habitat: Look for Cedar Waxwings in woodlands of all kinds, and at farms, orchards, and suburban gardens where there are fruiting trees or shrubs. Better keep any eye on your fruit trees.

lee98632 says ... on Tuesday, Jun 14 at 2:25 PM

Waxwings are protected by law! So you can't shoot them or harm them to protect your fruit ..A friendly reminder for trigger happy people that have fruit trees.

laura says ... on Wednesday, Jun 15 at 4:49 AM

the bird is a Tufted Titmouse

dustyteters says ... on Friday, Jun 17 at 11:27 AM

google cedar waxwing

Holly says ... on Tuesday, Jul 12 at 4:06 PM

You are so fortunate to have seen this flock of cedar waxwings. I've been hoping to see one for years and finally just this summer I saw one in Central Oregon at Cove Palisades and Prineville Res. I did not know they were so prevalent at the coast.

Lucy says ... on Tuesday, Sep 13 at 5:08 AM

I have seen these Cedar Waxwings in the Columbia George for years. They can be harmful to crops but they are beautiful birds. They come in in large numbers can clean out the area and are gone. Love to watch

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