Baby Birdorable: Cedar Waxwing

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Cedar Waxwing. After breeding season, these social birds can be found in large flocks, feeding on berries and bathing together in groups. When it comes to breeding, Cedar Waxwings are relatively late nesters, starting activities in June to as late as August. They build cup-like nests in trees, usually in the fork of a branch. Usually four eggs are in each clutch. Females take care of incubation duties; males stand guard at the nest and provide food for the female.

P1140367 by FancyLady | Cedar Waxwing nest
Second feeding attempt
Second feeding attempt by AlanH2O
Waxwing chick in the sun
Waxwing chick in the sun by AlanH2O
Young Cedar waxwing in nest.
Young Cedar waxwing in nest. by Alan Vernon.
Young Cedar waxwings in nest....#2
Young Cedar waxwings in nest....#2 by Alan Vernon.
Cedar Waxwing Feeding It's Young
Cedar Waxwing Feeding It's Young by mctheriot
Young one
Young one by ibm4381

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our Birdorable Cedar Waxwing t-shirts and gifts!


sucharita on September 2, 2020 at 1:48 AM wrote:
I saw a cedar waxwing fledging on the grass the other day and left it alone but was concerned wondering what to do , read some theory which said to leave them alone but the next day it was dead and I felt so sad and guilty about it... it did not look sick at all but guess it was abandoned.....
Spurwing Plover on June 20, 2022 at 7:24 AM wrote:
I have seen Cedar Waxwings You might try planting Berry Tree to attract them

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