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Western Tanager

The other day Leonard and I saw one of our favorite, or at least colorful, summer visitors, a western tanager (Piranga ludoviciana). I realized that in six years I never did a post on this beautiful bird. Time to correct … 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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