Just back from a trip to Seattle area where I was fortunate to watch
CEDAR WAXWINGS feeding on a hatch of aquatic insects. At a distance
their flight-Sibley refers to it as "sallying" which is very accurate
in my opinion-made me think they were swallows of some sort, very
acrobatic, energetic and almost graceful.
A reading of several reference books suggests, though they primarily
feed on fruit during most of the year, that during nesting they also
consume insects. I encourage readers to be on the outlook for this
fascinating behavior here in Vermont.
Enjoy this glorious day!