|The Cedar Waxwing|
Arizona: Beetles, Bugs, Birds and More. Blogger friends, be warned, I really do read your work. Margarethe didn't really know me at all but I knew her work from her impressive research on birding, insects, and wildflower hunting. There are some extremely post specific topics to the Sonoran desert that really had helped me out over the past several months locating and identifying birds and locations (which included the Whitewater Draw). We had a really nice meet and I hope she wasn't creeped out by my crazy ability to remember things. I have a photographic memory and if I see pics with writing, I remember them. Put music with it and the info is nailed into my brain for life. Anyhow, I really enjoyed the experience and it was nice to meet someone who I respect in the blogosphere. I got the impression she was short on time as I was. Chores and work to be done around the home. There was a mountain of laundry to get done.
The Cedar Waxwing is one of the few North American birds that specializes in eating fruit. It can survive on fruit alone for several months. Brown-headed Cowbirds that are raised in Cedar Waxwing nests typically don’t survive, in part because the cowbird chicks can’t develop on such a high-fruit diet.Because they eat so much fruit, Cedar Waxwings occasionally become intoxicated or even die when they run across overripe berries that have started to ferment and produce alcohol." Source
And just to add to the strangeness of this post:) The group is Gotye and his voice is similiar to Stings...well at least it is to me. While the video might be bizarre, I like the vibe. My favorite line, "You can be addicted to a certain kind of sadness."This has become my favorite tune on my road trips this week. I was listening to XM radio on a birding mission when this song came on and was hooked. What's your road tripping music? It was an exhilarating day full of action in my garden and on the road. Next week Sunday on March 18th, I'll be at the Butterfly Magic at 9:30 until noon at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Come and join in on the fun. I'd love to meet you all. Plus the butterflies are truly amazing. More tomorrow....