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Cedar waxwings & robins are finally here

Cedar waxwing. Photo by Dave Harper, Oakley, CA
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The cedar waxwings and robins were pretty late this year. They usually start arriving around December, sometimes earlier, to start feeding on the pyracantha and other red berries. This year, lots of red berries but few or no robins and waxwings. I suspect because of the strange weather patterns this last fall and winter (hot when it should be cold, cold when it should be hot, lots of rain, sometimes hail).

Well, looks like they’re finally here:
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Posted on Monday, February 28th, 2011
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They’re BACK!

Robin eating pyracantha berries. Photo by Joe Oliver, Walnut Creek, Calif.
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Dear Gary:
They’re here!

Saw flocks of noisy, berry-eating robins in south Walnut Creek today!
Brian, Walnut Creek, Calif.
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Posted on Thursday, January 8th, 2009
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