Cedar Waxwings love fruit. To attract waxwings to your yard, plant native trees and shrubs that bear small fruits, such as dogwood, serviceberry, cedar, juniper, hawthorn, and winterberry.
Birthdate: December 5
Currently Resides: Texas Energy Museum
Silky, shiny plumage with brown gray and lemon-yellow,
Accented with a subdued crest, looking good to find a fellow.
Her face masked in black, with red droplets hidden on her wings,
Slightly clumsy, but still a socialite, who always likes to sing.
The Texas Energy Museum tells the story of oil through colorful, state-of-the-art exhibits. The exhibits depict petroleum geology, formation of oil and gas, history and technology of oil production, and refining and petrochemicals.
Talking robotic characters relate their stories of early Texas oil drilling amid historical surroundings and working artifacts. The Museum depicts the unique story of the early Spindletop oil discovery in 1901 with a complete rotary rig from the Spindletop era. Talking mannequins of historical characters relive the adventure for visitors. The museum also sells souvenirs in their gift shop.
Tuesday - Saturday 9AM - 5PM
Sunday 1PM - 5PM
With thin, lisping cries, flocks of Cedar Waxwings descend on berry-laden trees and hedges, to flutter among the branches as they feast. These birds are sociable at all seasons, and it is rare to see just one waxwing. Occasionally a line of waxwings perched on a branch will pass a berry back and forth, from bill to bill, until one of them swallows it. This species has a more southerly range than the Bohemian Waxwing, and is a familiar visitor to most parts of this continent south of the Arctic.
Except when nesting, almost always forages in flocks. May hover briefly while plucking berries or taking insects from foliage. Often flies out to catch insects in mid-air.