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Monday, 6 December 2010

Waxwings

A very quick post today, but I just wanted to share these few pictures.

Got a message yesterday, that there were Waxwings, about a 10 minute drive from me, so I just had to go and see. About a dozen, just sat in the top of a tree. No fancy shots of them juggling berries, or hanging upside down. I think they were just taking a break, and enjoying the brief appearance of the sun.

And after about 10 minutes, a Magpie flew down to join them in the tree, and they decided to fly off.

Oh well, however brief it was, it was worth it to see such beautiful birds.
Managed a very short video clip too.









33 comments:

  1. You lucky chap, they are superb.

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  2. Thanks Adrian. Even though I didn't see them for long, it was worth every moment. A bird that guarantees a crowd wherever they turn up.

    Thank you Mark. They are real superstars.

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  3. Hi Keith,
    I'm so happy you got to see them. These are wonderful birds, and it is my favorite one, you know that... The last picture is nice and I also do love the video very much... I intend to send them to Warren, who asked for that, but it looks like you got them... Oh well, I maybe have to work a bit more on my geography!

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  4. Thanks Chris. They really are show stealer's aren't they. The top of every birders list I think. :)

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  5. Great serie, love those bird. They usually are plenty of them here...but have only see a few this year!

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  6. Thanks Dominic. We've had a few in the country this winter, and these have been the nearest so far. Beautiful birds.

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  7. Ours are all gone now the berries are finished. Great photos of a great bird. Boom & Gary from The Vermilon River.

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  8. SUPER-SO glad you were able to see these guys--- love the waxwings, have witnessed them stripping an entire Holly tree of berries within 15 minutes! Such a site--

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  9. I am greener than green!!! Such beautiful birds and beautiful photos too. They obviously waited for you. I heard there had been some just a few streets from me last week...I keep hoping!

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  10. Now I`m really p....d off!!! Great shots tho`, what a stunning bird they are.

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  11. Lovely shots of cracking birds, yet to ever see one myself.

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  12. Wow !! Lucky you !!! :) Am very jealous - lol ;)
    And what beautiful pics you made - must have been a great encounter :))

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  13. They have a noble way of carrying themselves, don't they? Glad you were in the right place at the right time.

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  14. Cracking shots there Keith. A bird I have yet to see.

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  15. Thanks Gary. I was lucky seeing these; they’ve moved around a bit apparently.

    Thanks Dixxe. They are superb birds, aren’t they. I think everyone loves them.

    Jan, they are beauties. Hope you get to see some soon.

    Thanks Trevor. They are great. Been a few sightings in Bedfordshire; must be some near you soon, I would have thought.

    Thank you Paul. Magical birds to see.

    Thanks Emma. They certainly are beauties.

    Thank you Pescalune. It’s always a pleasure seeing these beauties.

    JoLynne, they certainly are. They just know how special they are lol

    Thanks John. There are lots about at the moment this year. I hope you manage to catch up with some.

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  16. Brilliant Keith gald you made it before they shot off.

    Bob

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  17. Thanks Bob. Yea, it was a close call. Glad I got to see them though.

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  18. Woopee, it's the Waxwings. You got them just in time.

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  19. Hi Keith...looked at this earlier in the day decided to put something in the email about it and forgot!!
    I bet you was some excited to see them!!
    Your photos are just gorgeous...they are such a beautiful bird ...the almost don't look real!!
    We have them here a little later in the season to clean out all the berries and apples!!
    Hugs!!

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  20. Photographs and sightings of a lifetime Keith, very well done indeed. You not only photographed and observed, you got some fantastic images as well. Thats it now, you can take the rest of the year off. {:)

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  21. Oh I so love them...waxwings...so beautiful. I get a flock here in the winter now and again. Ours are a bit more olive colored though.
    I wanted to thank you for your encouraging words hon...I so appreciated it!
    Hugs to you, Sarah

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  22. Thanks Bob. Yea, just had enough time for a few pictures, before they left.

    Thanks grammie. They really are special, aren't they.

    The briefest of sightings Roy, but a great moment. Now, if I could only find a Bittern on my local lake..............

    Thanks Sarah. I do hope things improve for you soon :)

    Thanks Nicole. Like Roy said earlier, a great way to finish the year :)

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  23. Cedar Waxwings are indeed beauties. I rarely get a good shot at them. Rarely = once. and Good = so-so. ;) These are fine images.

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  24. Thank you Hilary. Such great birds aren't they :)

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  25. Really really stunning shots. Im in aww. How I would love to capture on of these one day.
    Keith thanks for stopping.

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  26. Thank you Lisa. They are beautiful birds, aren't they.

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  27. Excellent, what a thrill to catch up with them and get some great images too.

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  28. They are a great bird to see Harold. Always cause a crowd of birders here when they do appear.

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  29. What a lot of lucky shots! I think that this were the highlight of the day?! Hugs from Luzia.

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  30. Thank you Lucy. It certainly was a great end to a day, seeing these.

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