Check in your area for wildlife or bird rescue. You can imagine how that sounds up close, hundreds of near dog-whistle pitched brain piercing whistles. Well, no luck again this year as far as seeing Cedar Waxwings in my yard. They feed the birds special food, though I doubt yours died from starvation - I may have had internal bleeding that you couldn't see or sometimes just shock is enough. Also, like Dawn said there are people scattered all over that do all kinds of animal rescues. If there is a big pile of berries at the end of a twig, ... Death from ethanol intoxication occurs when they are flying under the influence of ethanol and crash into windows or cars (Kinde). Birds are often stunned after flying into a window. Byddi - We didn't come here for the grass... Killer Opening Songs (Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love) “Phallic rock” at its best, Bless us one and all on this Easter Sunday 2016. You tried, Tina, not sure what else I would have done different. I love waxwings. I wonder if they would take in an injured Waxwing? I think you did all you could. Maybe they will come eat some of my Blueberry or Bramble fruit this summer. You are so kind Tina. Sight of one single waxwing is rare. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Are you seeing Waxwings flying suddenly into your thoughts? CW's are very social birds that travel in groups. Either the bird was injured in some way, or was not able to fly yet. Being brought up around humans he is feels safe with them. Why do you only see this bird in large groups. Aww..poor baby! The downed birds I find in my garden are those who have flown into the windows. He broke a wing so badly it had to be amputated so now he has balance problemes and can fall very easy. The bird enjoyed the water and seemed content for most of the day. At least it died peacefully and not further tortured by a cat or something else. I only see them occasionally, usually in spring when the maple trees around here are flowering. I do think there is a nature preserve around here that takes care of abandoned birds--I might call them. So that is a true happy ending!! So there are good stories along with sad ones. If so, then you are being sent some message by this small bird and you must listen to what it is saying. Cedar waxwing, poor little guy crashed into a window but luckily flew away after a short rest A treat to find in your binocular viewfield, the Cedar Waxwing is a silky, shiny collection of brown, gray, and lemon-yellow, accented with a subdued crest, rakish black mask, and brilliant-red wax droplets on the wing feathers. After all, baby songbirds have a 1 in 2 chance of making through the first year. They were still wobbley on their feet. Hope you're having a great summer;-) Jan. We have two bird rescue organizations in my area, maybe you have one too. They're so pretty, so cool (since tragedy was averted) to get to see one up close! I think you did what any of us would have done to try and help it. I cannot recall the name of the place but I think it is close to where the buffalo roam. Not what I had in mind when I started with the Wildlife plantings. Plant Prunus serotina in the Central and Eastern U.S. for spring flowers, interesting bark and beautiful fall color, Be kind to your fair feathered friends during lean food times by planting a shrub or tree loaded with nutritious snacks, There are lots of gorgeous, wildlife-friendly native plants ready to make an appearance in your garden, Combining beautiful fruit, vivid fall leaves and low maintenance, this tree is a winner in the garden, Parney cotoneaster is a low-maintenance, four-season shrub that offers great foliage, spring flowers and jewel-like berries, Snow and dark days dampening your spirits? I am wondering how the birds know where to nest near trees and shrubs that will make berries for them when they need them. Does anyone else know what to do in these situations or have experiences with wild birds and injuries? Earlier today a young cedar waxwing flew into my front window. I see them going through in flocks in spring, and flocking together in the fall stripping berries headed south. Some species are more wary than others, but most have a very poor sense of smell. I'm staying with my in laws this weekend and they say that they do hear birds flying in from time to time. They love mountain ash berries after a hard frost. As well the tips of some of the secondary feathers of these birds appear as though dipped in red wax (hence the name); amazingly they actually secrete a waxy red substance. Even local Humane Society may be able to refer you. Cedar waxwings are famous for hitting windows as a result of drunk flying, sometimes even in large groups all together. Hundreds of little cedar waxwings busily flitted about, joyously gulping down wild grapes. Maybe a local vet would have an idea of who to contact if it ever happens again. I'm not sure there's much you could have done for it. The sound of this species is more like a trill than the Cedar's feeble whistle. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. There is a place at LBL that has injured animals but not sure if they take any from private citizens or if they only take from the State or whatever. I usually see at one time in year and then never again. They have Eagle, fox, raccoon, etc for you to enjoy. Not much hope on our vets here. I always listen for the sound of a squeaky playground swingset going full blast. ALL SPAM WILL BE PROMPTLY FRIED. You did all you could. I found a website called which is supposed to list licensed rehabilitators in your area. I've had several fledglings I've found on the ground in the past few weeks, especially after storms. At least you gave your bird a safe comfortable place to rest, it would have been terrifying to get caught by another animal.When we have bird injuries here, I think we call the audobon society for advice. PLEASE DO NOT LIFT PHOTOS OR WORDS. I used to have to tape newspapers over the windows next to our mountain ash tree. I don't want it to end--but I would love it if the weather would cool down. Cedar waxwings are native to North America. Here in Montreal, they are fond of Highbush Cranberry tree too, but I have also found them easily attracted by the berries of junipers (even chinensis) and crabapples in our yard. The "cedar" first name that is referred to is actually the "Red cedar" (Juniperus virginiana), if I recall what I have read. I don't know of any place that takes care of injured birds either. These birds are sociable at all seasons, and it is rare to see just one waxwing. I saw them around here one day, then I noticed my deck had turned purple!! The house is on a lake and has lots of windows so I can see how it might happen on a bright sunny day. Here there is a guy who writes articles about birds in the paper and when that little Hummingbird dropped right in front of Doris and I she called him. I find birds occasionally on the ground from flying into the windows of the house. The 100+ temps have not been fun! ALso look under bird rehabilitator online or in phone book. Nature is tough sometimes - but always wonder-filled... Oh dear, sad. Why does it always end up being a songbird or other "desirable" type bird rather than a sparrow or starling?The day I found my flicker I researched bird rescues on the web. They are beautiful birds and it's too bad that one got injured. Mom, That Gray Animal Farm sounds like a winner all around and does a great service to save and rehabilitate wildlife. I guess we can't pick and choose what arrives! The website was under construction and wouldn't bring anything up for me that day tho. I know I've rescued a few myself but they were just knocked silly from hitting something. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Cedar waxwing, poor little guy crashed into a window but luckily flew away after a short rest That must be a hard job. Toward the end of the day, my little guest was much perkier & flew off perfectly! I'm glad you were able to give it the attention it needed and be with it to give it rest, water and care--even though it passed on. They are great fun to watch when they visit my garden.Hope you're having a great summer!L~.


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