“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.”
Most of my blogs are about our travel adventures in our 5th Wheel, but after seeing these beautiful birds this morning, I wanted to share my experiences with the Cedar Waxwing.
About 11-years ago, after moving into our new home with a large window providing great views of an open common-area with large trees, I discovered this beautiful bird! The large flocks of these unique-looking birds intrigued me as I didn’t know what kind of bird it was and they had completely infiltrated all of the trees.
Grabbing our camera with a zoom lens, I began snapping photos of this new discovery. I submitted a few of the best photos to an online bird-watching site where I quickly learned the beautiful creation I was seeing was the Cedar Waxwing.Cedar Waxwings appear around the March time-frame in our Dallas, TX area; this year the first-siting was March 21, 2018. The birds eat berries that fill the trees and sometimes actually become intoxicated by eating overly ripe berries or sugary-fruit that have begun to ferment.
A few year’s ago there was an article in the Dallas Morning News reporting that several of these birds were found dead. The story went on to report they had all died from eating fermented berries or fruit. We found one of these little Cedar Waxwing’s on our patio last year, it was still alive, but obviously struggling and not able to fly. I quickly did an Internet search to find how I might help it survive. The suggestion given was to attempt putting the struggling bird in a protective area so predators could not get to it, as it was probably intoxicated and sometimes they recover and will fly away. I was able to scoop the bird into a box in a safe, open area outside, but unfortunately the next morning the bird was motionless and dead.
I have always loved watching birds, but not an avid bird-watcher and do not have a broad knowledge of all the large variety of birds. It is a blessing to be able to enjoy all of God’s creations whether it is just sitting at my breakfast table having my morning devotions and looking outside the window; taking a walk with Gabby or a bike-ride on the camping trails; sitting outside our camper having morning coffee or just about doing anything in the great outdoors! The love of nature is just another reason why RV’ing is so enjoyable.
God has provided all the beauty that surrounds us for our enjoyment. Get out-doors and enjoy life, praising God for all He has given to us.
“Praise to the Sovereign Lord for His Creation and Providence”