This is one of the two waxwings we get here in North America out of the three in the world. This is the Bohemian Waxwing with the white and yellow down the flight feathers. The Cedar waxwing which is just as beautiful, but a little less adorned. The third is the Japanese waxwing which has a a red tail band, slate grey wings and an eye mask that extends up the crest. These birds are very sporadic in their locations from one year to the next and will follow the food and the weather when it suits them. The birds are named for the small waxy additions to their secondary feathers and it is still an unknown as to what purpose they serve.