Cedar Waxwing

Connie Kelts

A wanderer by nature, my art reflects my passion. Wild places and the wonders of nature are my most cherished companions. Visions that transform as quickly as time, I never tire of the experience and diversity. I am ranch raised and have lived in some of the most beautiful places in North American. If anything can be said of my history is it’s been an unconventional adventure that made me what I am today.

May 25, 2021

The Cedar Waxwing

The Cedar Waxwing is a classy character. They are a medium-sized sleek bird with a big head, short neck and a short wide bill. Sorting a flamboyant crest that is hard to miss when raised they are certainly eye catching. They have a bandit mask of black with white edges, a splash of bright yellow on the tip of their tail and a bright red wing band tips.
They are very social and travel in packs so it’s rare to just see one. They can strip a berry bush in no time flat. Another feeding tactic is to fly over water for insects. Their skills over water resemble a fat, slightly clumsy swallow. You can find them anywhere there are fruiting trees and shrubs.

This painting was referenced by a photo of mine taken when the berries were plentiful. I am always glad to see them arrive and sad to see them go.

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