Lucky us! A flock of Cedar-Wax Wings descended upon one of our crab apples and proceeded to strip it of all berries throughout the day today. We spied on them off and on, watching as one would land, then another and they'd hang out for a while, grabbing a berry here and there, then fly away. We could see them all chatting together in a much larger Aspen tree. Then, in a mad, first-come-first-served rush, they'd ALL mob our little crab apple and pluck berries in a gobbling frenzy. They'd be back in the big Aspen as quickly as they came. I managed to get a few good photos of these smart-looking little fellas.
I also caught a photo of an American Robin.
I tried to get a picture of some Black-Capped Chickadees, but they were too fast for this photographer! We could hear their distinctive "fee bee" call however and it gave the kids a clever idea. We opened our Bird Songs book and pushed the button to hear the Chickadee call. Sure enough, the bird outside answered our "book's" bird call! He went back and forth whistling to our book as the kids repeatedly pushed the button. We were all enchanted! To hear the Black-Capped Chickadee song and others, visit this website.