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Nothing like a flock of nomadic Cedar Waxwings to brighten an otherwise gray and dismal November day.  To satisfy their appetites, waxwings are constantly on the move searching for berries.  In late summer, their assemblage disperses and mated pairs settle down to nest and raise young.  During the breeding cycle, the waxwing’s diet transitions to mostly flying insects, a protein-rich prey that they readily seize by darting from a perch like a flycatcher.  After the young are fledged, flocks form once again and begin roaming widely in search of a suitable supply of fruits to fuel their wanderings.

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