|Cedar Waxwing, courtesy of Glenn Bartley, Audubon.org|
The courting ritual is interesting. When perched side by side in a branch, a male will present a female with a berry or insect. She will make one hop away, one hop back, then return the treat to him. He does the same. This can repeat several times before she consumes the offering. They stay a couple through the season, the male feeding the mate on the nest, and both participating in bringing insects and berries to the young.