Cedar Waxwing in my Giant Eucalyptus Tree
Eurasion-colored doves, ruby-crowned kinglets, red-breasted nuthatches, cedar waxwings and many warblers: Townsend, Audubon, and numerous other varieties who depend upon this area's eucalyptus and the habitat that is created should not be taken lightly. see article http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/news/ci_23611632
Some 50-100 cedar waxwings come each year for one or two days in the spring and take over my eucalyptus tree. It appears to be an important stop for them. They seem to enjoy the eucalyptus flowers.
They also love red berries and are like Robins in that they end up doing crazy things....like running into windows. My lovely daughter gave me these hanging strings of little mirrors which I plan to hang in my windows. It breaks my heart to lose one of these very striking birds, any bird, especially when it could have been avoided.
About three years ago, the Cedar Waxwings stayed for three months, using it more as a nighttime roost and taking off during the day to feed. It was an isolated instance and has not happened again. It was quite a treat!