Cedar Waxwing that finally dropped by our place

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Cedar Waxwing near our front patio. Waited/hoped for sometime for these birds to stop by here, we see them only once or so each summer, and it was just lucky that I was still at the window when this one stopped by a few days ago. (captured from open front window with telephoto lens).

He heard the water and was looking towards it, initially, - I hoped he'd come into the patio for a drink, but he flew off and haven't seen him since.
But he posed so nicely for me with these dried leaves, which seem to go so well with the colour of his beautiful smooth feathers, which is a lovely feature of these waxwings. He chose the only branch with dried leaves like this, in the garden, far as I know! Note his claws on the one small twig, close to his body.


Guest - Aug 19, 2006 04:42 AM EDT
thankyou Mary and Alex, for the nice comments. They don't stay around long on our property either Mary, they seem to just stop by our patio once or perhaps twice each summer. Yet we did see some down near the heron nesting area,- at least from a distance I believe it was a cedar waxwing. Til then I had no idea they stayed around here at all. They have especially lovely "smooth" feathers.
Guest - Aug 18, 2006 10:07 PM EDT
You got a very nice shot of this beautiful bird. I've only seen them once, a couple of years ago. A flock was feeding on some berries in North Park. Went back the next day and they were gone.
Guest - Aug 18, 2006 08:12 PM EDT
WOW!! great shot,I haven't seen those around here.
Guest - Aug 18, 2006 12:24 AM EDT
thankyou both very much, Janice and Alan for the nice comments, glad you like it, and hope you'll get another chance at the waxwing later, Janice.
Guest - Aug 17, 2006 10:54 PM EDT
Great shot. These are beautiful birds. When I took the picture of my white egret. That day I also seen a cedar waxwing but didnt get a good shot.
Guest - Aug 17, 2006 11:14 AM EDT
Hi Alandra, What a great photo to wake up to this morning. Those brown leave do work perfect with the birds color. I love it when things like that just happen, it makes taking photos just a little more fun.

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