2009 July 18 Cedar Waxwing Babies in the Nest

From the discovery of the nesting bird on Beaver Island to the location of the nests, this fascination continues day after day of the miracles of nature. This nesting pair of cedar waxwings have taken up residence in a red maple tree on Carlisle Road. The nest is approximately twelve feet in the air located at a branch location near the trunk of the tree, better know as a "crotch" of a branch. It is almost impossible to see from the ground. It is almost impossible to see into the nest from a step ladder. It is almost impossible to see with one person on top of another person's shoulders. But a tripod mounted on a board with a camera on top got a quick look into the nest to see the babies with their mouths open for the parents to fill.

Baby cedar waxwings waiting for mom and dad to bring them food....