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Have you seen a Rose-breasted Grosbeak at your feeder this spring? This is a large attractive finch with black and white upperparts and a red breast. Photo © Roy Harvey

Q: First time sighting of a beautiful soft yellow bellied, bright yellow tipped tail. Two small bright red tips on back. Most distinctive black marking around eyes resembling a mask. Similar to a cardinal in size. seen eating viburnim berries in south central Wisconsin in a group of about 40. April 20th. Body color is soft grey,as they blended perfectly in our white oaks. Thanks for your help! Russ

A: Hi Russ, your birds were Cedar Waxwings (they get their name from the red tips on their wings like drops of sealed wax). Here's a photo posted to Surfbirds and © John C.Folinsbee

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