Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) are members of the family Bombycillidae or waxwing family of passerine birds. They breed in open wooded areas in North America, principally southern Canada and the northern United States.
The Cedar Waxwing is a silky, shiny mix of brown, gray, and lemon-yellow, accented with a subdued crest, black mask, and brilliant-red wax droplets on the wing feathers. In fall and winter these birds gather by the hundreds to eat berries, filling the air with their high, thin, whistles. In summer you can find them flitting about over rivers in pursuit of flying insects, where they show off dazzling aeronautics.
Goldbar Park, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Nikon D700 with 80-400mm lens.