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    These Birds, Bohemian Waxwings and Cedar waxwings invade my apple trees when they are in bloom....they come down in flocks of 24-100 and make alot of noise....and are here on my property for only one-two days then I do not see them again until September, when they are flying back home, where ever home is? and they eat the berries from my Elderberry bushes which are ripe at that time, then nothing, nada, untill the following late may....

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    I thought we'd get to hear about the adventures of Zorro! :(
     
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    Damn...they do look tough. Those are some hard vatos right there. :lol:
     
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    Yeah, I have the same experience.

    Only I think they're Cedar Waxwings, not Bohemian Waxwings. Bohemians don't live round here.

    They don't flock except when they're getting ready to migrate or just coming in from a long migratory flight.

    Then they decend on sources of food en masse and eat everything in sight.

    In the spring they've taken to going after last year's privet's fruits.

    Then in in the fall they'll go after the Mary Potter crabapples and eat ever last one of them in about an hour.

    I've seen hundreds of them at once in that very small crabapple.

    It's an amazing sight because the tree is so small that they're standing shoulder to shoulder on every branch on the tree.

    Then they head South for the winter.

    Hey, that's fine by me. The Mary Potter is an ornamental tree and if the birds don't eat those small apples, they go to waste, anyway.

    I don't feed birds except by planting things they'd naturally find to eat, anyway.
     
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    Sweet. They are cool looking.
     
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    nice i see the cedar ones but never thoses
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:

    I was just swallowing down a gulp of water while reading that.

    Stop that shit, I'd hate to have to charge ya for a new laptop :tongue:
     

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