A few days ago I posted a photo of a Cedar Waxwing in the rain, shot up north at Lake Superior in Ontario, Canada. Today we had many of them around here in our woods. This is not the first time that we see them in the fall, mostly in company with large numbers of American Robins.
It is probably the berries of the Red Cedars (Juniperus virginiana) that may attract them to hang around here at this time of the year. During the summer we have seen them mostly along the shore of lakes or rivers we paddled with our kayaks. Beside the food from the trees the waxwings take advantage of the water we provide at four different places. With so many other birds around at the moment it is less dangerous to stick the head in the bowl and drink. If a predator shows up there will be plenty of warnings for them.