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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Waxwing invasion 2012

so it has arrived, and even better fairly close to home. Only a 30 minute drive to an industrial estate in Cheshire. The weatherman had promised clear blue skies however when I arrived it was overcast, wet and very gloomy... immediatly a couple of Waxwings flew from the tree that I had parked nearby. No chance of any photos even if they had stayed. I took the time to watch the Winter thrushes feeding on the berry laden bushes.

Blackbird

 
Fieldfare

 
There where plenty of other twitchers about who had seen roaming flocks of Waxwings further down the estate, after a short wait the sun came out, the cloud cleared and then they descended onto a nearby tree and spent the next 20 minutes enjoying the sun, inbetween preening and hawking for flys.







wheres all the colour gone?
monochrome Waxy
 

 

16 comments:

Findlay Wilde said...

Your Waxwing pictures are fantastic; I hope I see some this year. From Findlay

Phil said...

Great shots Dave - I hope to get a few waxis soon.

Adam Jones said...

Superb shots Dave. I'm hoping to catch up with some Waxwings myself very soon.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

i would love to get waxwings near me great shots too.

eileeninmd said...

Great shots, I love the Wawxwings. They are beautiful!

mick said...

Great photos of the Waxwings - they are beautiful birds.

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful pictures you show of some beautiful birds.
Hanne Bente

Pam :) said...

Great captures of these beautiful Waxwings. Your shots are so sharp and clear.

Anni said...

Stunning images.

Hope you can find a bit of time today to stop by and visit to view my collection of feathered friends this week!!

Pat said...

Those Waxwings are such lovely birds!

Wally Jones said...

Very nice images of a beautiful bird!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are all just wonderful and I am so very envious. Past 2 years I have photographed the Cedar Waxwings and some how...I missed them, at least so far, and possibly for the season...bummers~

Stewart M said...

Great birds! These were the first bird I managed to tick from a bus! The parked outside a library (with its nearly compulsory Cotoneaster!) and out of the window was a flock of about 15 waxwings - but that was a rather long ago!

Great pictures.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Australia

Springman said...

Awesome stuff Dave, great idea on the black and white. Waxwings are friendly folk, real posers, when you can find them that is! It's good to catch up with you Sir, Cheers!

Jeff said...

Good stuff as always, Dave. Love your Waxwings. Still waiting for Cedrar Waxwings to make it down to Texas.

Liz said...

Brilliant images, Dave!! I love your Waxwings.