The Birds

A flock of cedar waxwings gorge themselves on the berries of a holly bush along Cruise Street in Corinth recently. Cedar waxwings are migratory birds that spend the winter months in the South. As the season warms, they make their way to Canada and the northern U.S., according to Daily Journal garden columnist Margaret Gratz, who wrote about waxwings in December, the birds have a colorful character to match their bright plumage. They travel in large numbers and can leave trees and bushes bare of fruit, sometimes eating to the point of intoxication.

 

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