The red waxy tips (secretions plumage} on the Cedar Waxwings, could be to a way to tell about how old the waxwing is. The young waxwings could have from 0 to 5 waxy red tips. As the waxwing age they will grow more red waxy tips. The older waxwings are the ones that have more than nine they say.
When they fan their feathers out you can see how many red tips that the bird has.This one is only showing three on this one side. When the bird fans it feathers out it could have more.
The older waxwings are higher up on the social ladder. They also will start nesting sooner than the younger waxwings and will they will raise more babies.
Eastern Bluebirds will start their migration from the northern eastern states doing the fall months. Doing that time they like to store up energy for their trip by eating berries, seeds, and wild fruits. They may come to feeders to eat the shelled sunflower seeds.
The top photo is a male Eastern Bluebird, the bottom photo is a female Eastern Bluebird.
American Redstart birds belongs to the Warbler family
The photos here are of an immature male. They are found in eastern and northern U.S. and southern Canada. They will spend their winter in northern South America, Central America, Caribbean, southern and western Mexico, southern Florida and California.
The birds will spread their tails, in a fast flash, to try and startles insects, to make them move so that they can find and catch them. Some of the food that they like to eat; moths, wasps, flies, and beetles. They also like small berries and fruits.
The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are fast flyers, their wings beat around 53 times a second. They can stop in an instant, and change their position, to sideways, up, down or backwards. The males are always on watch, guarding flowers and feeders in their area. They will at times get into dogfights, and chase other hummingbirds away.
The photos here were taken in the summer months.