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Winter Larder

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Robert’s Butte near Lookout CA is covered in western junipers (Juniperus occidentalis). While walking there recently Leonard and I noticed evening grosbeaks eating the juniper berries. This surprised us as neither Leonard nor I can recall seeing evening grosbeaks eat … Continue reading

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Third Visitor

On the same day that Leonard and I saw a merlin in our yard for the first time, and a single evening grosbeak, a irruptive species that always arrives in flocks, we also saw a small flock of cedar waxwings … Continue reading

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Cedar Waxwing

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Cedar waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) are specialized to eat fruit and berries. Occasionally these medium sized birds will catch protein-rich insects, such as mayflies, dragonflies or stoneflies, in flight or eat a beetle or scale insect from vegetation. Yet these insects are a minor … Continue reading

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