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Thursday, 3 March 2011

Waxwings

Well I know I have said this in previous posts, but this really was a surprise.

I got a text message on Wednesday from a friend saying he had Waxwings in a tree behind his house, luckily I had the day off work so you can imagine I was straight there.

The last time I saw Waxwings was back in January 2009 and was miles away and took hours to find them, I have never seen Waxwings near where I live and haven't heard reports of sightings of them in years.

The only downer on this amazing opportunity was the only tree with a few berries left was in a shaded corner, but you can't have everything.

Here are the shots I got.



And finally a close up portrait.


All photos taken with Nikon D70 + Sigma 170-500mm

Hope you liked the shots.

Going good so far, hope I can keep this up.

Mike.

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful Mike. It is so nice to be able to see them!

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  2. Cheers Chris, yes it was an amazing 15 minutes.

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  3. Wow...so beautiful! The shade obviously didn't stop you from getting good photos. You really show every bit of their beauty. I get excited every time I see one.

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  4. Excellent set Mike. They really are super birds aren't they.

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  5. Well shots, extraordinary, brilliant and beautiful.

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  6. These are the best I've seen.
    Beautiful images.
    John.

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  8. Amazing photos m8! So Jealous you snapped this bird, one bird I've never seen round here but always want to see and take a picy off.

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THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS, MIKE.