Robins and Cedar Waxwings

Robins and Cedar Waxwings were the highlight birds of my day! Sorry no photos but I was able to get my binoculars on them.

Yesterday, I found another Brunner’s Mantis (Brunneria borealis) ootheca in another of our nest boxes. Nest box checkers should be on the look out for them!

Do you remember this Post Oak leaf that had these galls on it from a previous post?

As you can see in this photo, I did do a closer examination of them.

Unfortunately, no larvae was found in any of them. This is one cut in half.

On the afternoon walk with Gracie, I spied this green critter!

Common Green Stink Bug (Chinavia hilaris)! It may want to go into hiding before the cold arrives? Hope everyone got outside today. I did!

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Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.


  1. Glad to hear you saw robins and waxwings. Maybe they will be here soon tho this year i have no berries for them. Guess last winters freeze got them. Love mantis egg cases.

  2. Glad to read your cedar waxwing report. I’ve been seeing robins around but no waxwings yet. Hopefully soon. And yes I spent most of the day outside yesterday!

  3. We live in Grand Prairie, Tx. Usually, I spot Robins in Dec-January. I see Cedar Wax Wings in January. I have yet to spot any. Really hoping to start seeing them soon.

    1. Hey Kimberly, I have only seen a few small flocks of the robins and waxwings this winter as well. So yeah, where are they? And I have not heard of anyone that has 🙁 Keep your eyes peeled and me too.

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