[Tweeters] Interesting Cedar Waxwing Courtship behavior video, Winthrop

Tom Benedict benedict.t at comcast.net
Tue Jun 21 15:46:59 PDT 2022

Thanks for posting this video Eric. On Sunday morning my sons and I were at West Hylebos Wetlands and encountered a handful of Cedar Waxwings. After watching them for 10-15 minutes we followed a pair into a high tree where they performed the dance, but without the berry transfer. They merely touched bills, turned their heads and hopped, repeatedly, all in unison. Fascinating.

Tom Benedict
Seahurst, WA

> On Jun 10, 2022, at 09:10, Eric Ellingson <esellingson at gmail.com> wrote:


> I'm playing around with video more and took a 21sec video of a pair of Cedar Waxwing doing a repetitive dance involving passing a berry back and forth, sidesteps, and a turn away from the other. See it here <https://flic.kr/p/2nr8yec>. Enjoy.


> Other shots from the campout coming soon.

> Photo album <https://www.flickr.com/photos/ericellingson/>


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