Cedar Waxwings Along the Courtenay River

Flocks of Cedar Waxwings are feeding on the berries of Black Twinberry. Note the white undertail coverts that differentiate this bird from the Bohemian Waxwing. Over the last couple of days I’ve noticed Cedar Waxwings along the Courtenay River during my regular nature walks to the Courtenay Airpark with the kids. There seems to be several flocks working the Black …

Black Twinberry

The thing that I love about nature walks is that the more often you visit a place, the more likely it is that you’ll see something new. Such is the case with the small introduced flowers that I’m training myself to notice. It is also the reason why I “discovered” a nice stretch of Black Twinberry (Lonicera involucrata) growing alongside …