Friday, February 3, 2012

And after the robins came these guys

Back and forth, also a lot of singing going on, very pleasant visitors.  Y'all come back, now!


  1. I think Cedar Waxwings are so beautiful--such pretty markings. But they're hard to see because they're so quick and flighty. Good shots though.

  2. Thanks, Tina. I struggle a bit between wanting to get a great shot and wanting to simply watch from afar without spooking any feeding birds back out of the trees. Honestly, I had not been a huge fan of the cherry laurels that were already planted around our place, but since the birds like the fruit so much, I've amended my assessment!

  3. If you look at the top bird in your first photo you will see a small bit of red on it's wing. If you get really close, as in holding it in your hand, you can see that it is a little smooth extension on five of it's wing feathers. I don't know what they are called but it's the only bird that I know of that has them. I found one dead that I just had to look at closely. Oh, and good photos.

  4. Thanks, Bob! Good to have you dropping by. If I'd have seen a bird I could pick up and examine closely (for whatever reason) I am sure I would have. I'd never noticed that bit of red on the wing other than to note the color. I had no idea there was anything other than wing feather color going on there.


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