Tuesday, January 25, 2011

WBW-10 Waxwings

I wanted to finish up the bird photos I took in Greer, SC the week we had snow--Like I said the snow brought so many birds into the yard there and in my last WBW I showed you guys the blue birds and the hermit thrush...well these birds didnt come in for the seeds but for the berries on a large tree right by the house..It was a pretty big flock of The Cedar Waxwing.  I've seen some really great posts n photos of these birds on the World Bird Wednesday, but I still wanted to share the shots I got of this very co-operative bird, who seemed to be getting as good a look at me as I was of him.  The flock swooped in very nosiely---and a few slammed into the windows of the house--I went inside and put some "things" in the window so they could see it was not a clear path..thankfully none suffered an injury--So here are my Cedar Waxwing Shots


Bombycilla cedrorum

The markings on this bird is exquisite, his black mask, soft  buttery yellow chest and tan breast....


The waxwings are after these little berries on this tree--the shot shows the white streaks around the beak...


this shot shows that cute little red dot on the wing!


The tip of the tail has a bright pumpkin orange stripe...with some yellow


IT was so much fun trying to photograph these birds, I spent an hour under this tree while they stripped the berries and then Swoosh--they were gone!

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26 comments:

  1. Superb birds, and excellent shots Dixxe.
    They are very similar to our Bohemian Waxwings we've had here. A great sight to see, and watch them when they feed.

    Interesting you mention about them crashing into the windows; the same thing here, a few times. I'm sure they get so fixed on feeding they forget everything else.

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  2. Beautiful birds. Many thanks for sharing.

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  3. That first picture is just gorgeous .. the waxwings are such beautiful birds. We have the Bohemians up in the north country and the cedar down at the coast.

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  4. Super, colourful and charming species. Thanks for sharing your pics. FAB.

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  5. Great photos of beautiful birds. It must have been lovely to have them come into the tree where you could watch them and get photos.

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  6. I don't recall ever seeing feather detail like this on a waxwing before. Just amazing! I am crazy for these birds but I'm still waiting for a chance to capture one. I'm glad no one was injured in the feeding frenzy! Awesome stuff. ;-)WBW

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  7. Beautiful Shots Dixxe of a beautiful bird. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

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  8. Good shots, specially the first one!

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  9. These birds are so very beautiful! And their feathers seem to shine with smoothness!

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  10. I love seeing these beautiful birds. They migrate through here but don't stay so I must be lucky to see them.

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  11. You got some excellent shots of them. They are sure handsome.

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  12. You got some nice shots of these beautiful birds.

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  13. Beautiful clear photos thanks for sharing.

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  14. A colourful and detailed series of shots. The Waxwing is a super bird.

    I also agree taht the first image is fantastic and really sets the scene for the rest of the post.

    Dave

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  15. Excellent captures of one of my most favorite birds!

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  16. Wow - you got some really nice shots of these beautiful birds! A small flock came through here a couple of years ago and that's the only time I've seen them.

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  17. Excellent shots. I love the Cedar Waxwings. I don't see them very often but in one place I lived we had some Mountain Ash trees and in the falls these guys would come in and in a day would strip the trees of all the good red berries and then they would be gone. Great shots of a beautiful bird. MB

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  18. One of my favorite birds - beautiful shots. The tip of the tails in the birds here is yellow, your's is orange - that's due to the difference in their diets. Interesting.

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  19. This bird is a huge favorite of mine! Thank you for sharing-- you got some great shots -- he does look as if he is posing just for you (and for us!).

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  20. The lighting on those Waxies is fantastic!
    Great work Dixxie!

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  21. Outstanding photos of a stunning bird, well done Dixxe! As Keith said they are very similar to our Waxwings which it seems everyone has seen...except me :(

    I also enjoyed the previous post, you had a great day out and I loved the gull photo, it really did have its eye on you ;)

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  22. very nice! excellent shots, particularly that first one. Waxwings are such beautiful birds, they hardly look real!

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  23. Those photos are gorgeous!
    I would love to see some waxwings too :)
    Glad none of them critters got hurt while they tried to fly through your house ;)

    http://nicoleb.org/mnblog/2011/01/great-cormorant-kormoran-phalacrocorax-carbo/

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  24. Very nice photos Dixxe. Lovely colours.

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  25. He looks as if he was hand painted. Gorgeous bird and awesome shots. Great job!

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