Cedar Waxwing Male

 
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Cedar Waxwing - male I believe, will check. Captured from open front window with telephoto lens, - there was a pair of these lovely birds visiting our little stream yesterday and I was lucky enough to hear their strange "raspy" song, and opened the window intime. Had thought I'd heard their strange song the day before, but decided it was too early for their annual visit, but guess I was wrong, as here they were the next day :) I hope they return. Usually we only see these gorgeous birds on our patio a few times each summer. Their feathers have a certain special appearance that other birds don't have, so very sleek. They have a yellow band at the end of their tails, plus the mature adults' wingtips look as if they've been dipped in red wax.

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Guest - May 28, 2007 11:52 PM EDT
thanks again, everyone, Carol, Alex, Janice, Plumeriagrl and Mary. Was really excited to have seen these yesterday and to capture some images, as it makes quite a noise raising the blinds and opening the windows, which usually scares birds away, - but I took a chance on them remaining somewhere on the patio, and it paid off.
Guest - May 28, 2007 09:41 PM EDT
I agree with PG, wonderful color and detail. I've only seen a flock of these birds twice in my life and didn't have a camera. They are beautiful.
Guest - May 28, 2007 09:23 PM EDT
What beautiful colorations and marking on this little one. Super detail and sharpness
Guest - May 28, 2007 08:38 PM EDT
Superb shot. I love these birds. They look so much like a cardinal.
Guest - May 28, 2007 07:31 PM EDT
WOW!! Another great one,he's a beauty.
Guest - May 28, 2007 06:56 PM EDT
Gorgeous Bird! Carol

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