Bird Calls Radio's Bird of the Day for Wednesday, Sept. 7

Cedar Waxwing by Chris Bosak (copyright, all rights reserved)

The Bird Calls Radio’s Bird of the Day for Wednesday, Sept. 7, is the cedar waxwing.

Cedar waxwing is one of those New England that everyone seems to love. I get several emails from readers who delight in telling me about their waxwing sightings.

Waxwings are handsome birds with shiny plumage. Their tails are tipped with yellow and their wings are tipped with red. The red tips of their wings resemble wax, hence the name.

Waxwings love fruit and it’s not uncommon to see dozens of them in a crabapple, dogwood or some other fruit tree. You know waxwings are around when you hear a high-pitched “tsee, tsee” call.

Be sure to check out Bird Calls every Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m. on WSTC/WNLK AM1400/1350 (in S. CT and nearby NY) or from anywhere in the world (where there’s Internet access, that is.) Thanks for checking in.


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