So this morning, there was a flock of Cedar Waxwings in my elm tree – probably close to 50! They appeared to be feeding from the neighbor’s crepe myrtle and our cedar trees. I love these birds and it’s so rare that I see them; and definitely not in these numbers.
Also this year I have a pair of American Robins. Those are pretty rare in Austin as well. I had some in 2011 and they appear to be back. The newspaper did an article then about how their sightings were more common for some unknown reason – climate change?
I’ve got heaps of blue jays – I counted nine this morning – and the pair of wood peckers is still around and nesting in the neighbor’s telephone pole, I think. It’s been very cold – 27F/-2.7C this morning – which is probably why they’re draining my feeders quite rapidly. The hot pepper suet cakes seem to be hot commodity which the squirrels stay away from.