|Cedar Waxwing, B. cedrorum [SR r, c, c-a, c *** n b]
Cedar Waxwings are common breeding birds at Cedar Creek.
They commonly nest near the laboratory, in the oak savannahs, Allison
Savannah, in residential areas adjacent to the CCNHA, and semicolonially
in the coniferous windbreaks along East Bethel Boulevard. Waxwings frequently
feed by flycatching at Cedar Creek, especially on the superabundant dragonflies
emerging from Fish Lake. Waxwing fledging success at Cedar Creek is apparently
poor. Their nests frequently are poorly camouflaged and they nest in areas
where crows and jays are abundant. Waxwings are rare in the winter at
Cedar Creek, probably because of the scarcity of fruit.
Dave Menke, USFWS