Cedar Waxwings Washing
Bombycilia cedrorum
November 13, 2011

Cedar waxwings Bombycilia cedrorum tend to do everything as a group. They fly together, eat together, and bathe today.
Cedar waxwings ready to bathe

Hey, wait a minute. Waxwing 4, the signal to begin washing hasn't been given yet. Understand?

Okay, ready, set - splash!

Cedar waxwings bathing

And there you have it. Group washing.

Cedar waxwings are not only beautiful but also clean.

Photo note: I used a Pentax K20D, with the Sigma 150-500mm lens, on November 23, 2011, at the Toftrees game land for these photos.

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