Snacking in the swamp

We were expecting rain late in the afternoon so I went out for a quick bike ride in the neighborhood hoping to beat the rain. I got down to the end of the street where the woods start and noticed a few robins in the Brazilian pepper bushes. I quickly biked back home and got my camera hoping they would still be there when I got back.

They were still there and pigging out on the peppers. There were a lot of robins popping back and forth into the bushes. They didn’t seem to mind me standing there in front of the bush snapping pictures of them.

Then I realized there were cedar waxwings mixed in with the robins. The waxwings were a bit shy and stayed near the top of the bushes.

They all spent quite a bit of time gorging on the berries. Eventually it started to drizzle and it was time for me to head home. A few days later I rode past the bushes and all of the berries were gone.

The swamp near the berry bushes was full of water. The robins and waxwings would fly into the swamp when they were finished feeding and others would fly from the swamp to the bushes. Back and forth they went.

5 thoughts on “Snacking in the swamp

  1. Seeing those birds gorging on the beautiful berries must have really been enjoyable. Great that you got your camera on time.

    best… mae at

  2. Great series!

    Our favorite spot for waxwings was sprayed to kill the Brazilian Pepper so we’ve roaming around pretty much waxwing-less this season!

    Robins, on the other hand, seem to be in larger numbers than normal.

    We’ll take whatever we can find.

    In the meantime, thanks for the waxwing fix!

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