They are here for the berries...

American Robins  

A few days ago I mentioned that we had some visitors at the bird bath. Like every fall the American Robins flock together in larger numbers and are joined by some Cedar Waxwings.

Cedar Waxwings 1


The waxwings are some of the prettiest birds we see here occasionally. Their main target at this time are obviously the juniper berries on the Red Cedars (which is not a true cedar but a juniper), that grow here between the rocks and on the steep valley slopes.

Cedar Waxwings 2


Finally I got a shot of the female Yellow-rumped Warbler that we have seen several times lately.

Female Yellow-rumped Warbler