There is a note on this bird in our Peterson Bird Guide which reads "Earl casualty, very sad. July 11, 2007". Very happy to see this one land in the maple off the sun room today. Gets its name from the "waxy" tips on its secondaries. Beautiful colouring! Might have been what I saw yesterday while reading in the hammock in the pine grove. I've been observing birds in the birdbath in our bird and butterfly garden. Hope to see this one there as they love to take baths and are known to use birdbaths in suburban gardens. Stick around fellow. We'll plan some fruit trees just for you!