Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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
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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