These beautiful birds have been visiting our yard for the past several days. At first you hear their beautiful twittering song and if you look up high you will see them sitting in the tops of the trees. Suddenly, they will swoop down together and start eating the berries which had attracted them from afar. I’m not going to say they are Cedar Waxwings or Bohemian Waxwings because for the life of me I cannot tell the difference. Perhaps some of my bird-loving friends will be able to help me out.
So, my friends, what say you?
|. . . do these feathers make me look fat?|
|. . . down the hatch . . .|
|. . . say, do you get the feeling we are being watched?|
Evelyn S. says
I have such wonderful memories of cedar waxwings. I think they must have visited our yard when my family lived in town (before I turned 9)…after we moved to the farm, we might see them in our mountain ash tree once a year. I’ve kept one ugly juniper shrub in our present backyard, because the waxwings used to come each year. I haven’t seen any for a long time, now. I love the sound they make. Your photos are absolutely terrific! You’ve captured their color..and their “character” so well!
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so flippin’ gorgeous! i believe these are cedars.
The Bohemian Waxwing has rusty (not white) under tail coverts. I believe, therefore, they are Bohemian, not Cedar Waxwings.
Such a nice series of photographs too.
Oh my what beautiful birds and stunning photos! These should be greeting cards!
Oh wonderful. I have never seen a waxwing before, what terrific captures.
Seeing Each Day says
I’ve never seen this bird before- with your fourth shot you’ve excelled in capturing their beauty that’s for sure.
I say these are beautiful!!! Sorry I’m no birder, but I do enjoy their song and coloration :) Not an easy subject to capture, but you’ve done them justice, and then some!
Happy week to you. Anna
Kim, USA says
This bird is beautiful! Love these photos!
Wonderful captures of these gorgeous birds! According to the Cornell website, these are Bohemians.
They have such wonderful plumage whatever they are. Love your captures.
Wonderful pictures of beautiful birds. Well captured!!!
Pieces of Sunshine says
Gorgeous birds, they look so soft and fluffy.
These photographs are amazing Barb!!
I especially love the fourth and fifth ones here. What a precious little one, and you have captured it perfectly.
Thank you so much for sharing today at The Creative Exchange.
Have a wonderful evening!
A Pretty Life in the Suburbs says
Gorgeous shots! I love these birds so much – they sound and look so beautiful! I’m going to say these are Bohemian Waxwings because the colour under their tails is rust coloured, not white like the Cedar Waxwings. This is very lucky because the Bohemian Waxwings just pass through our area!
very beautiful birds! I felt as if I were looking them directly.
Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor says
Those are gorgeous photos you captured! You are so lucky to have a view like that.
Absolutely gorgeous birds and stunning photos!
The composition, depth, light, and color in these bird photos are superb. These images look like pages from a nature magazine.
Carole Meisenhelter says
the most beautiful photographs; wonderful captures; my what a photographers delight; sweet bird.
Great pictures of a beautiful bird.
Seraphina´s Phantasie says
Fantastic photos from these birds. So beautiful colors and feathers. Great !
I love these birds…yes, they do look so sleek, but soft at the same time. How special to be able to witness them like this. Wonderful shots!
Last year was the first time I ever saw a flock of waxwings – I hope they come back soon. Your photos are just so beautiful.
Such beautiful bird photos. I’d love to capture something like that some day.
Oh my…they are just so beautiful.
I’d love to see them in person.
Bohemian Waxwings!! Check the wing colours the Cedars are less flamboyant. You’re lucky to have them; once the berries are gone they’re gone. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
Lovely imaqes of your beautiful Waxwings… fingers crossed they turn up here in the UK again this winter..
Tracey N. says
They are Bohemian Waxwings and you captured absolutely gorgeous shots of them. I am stunned by their beauty.
Lovely shots of these Bohemian Waxwings.
I can’t wait for their visits here.
my favorite winterbird. :) I love hearing the sound of them.
Stunning photos, Barb! Absolutely gorgeous! The scenery is amazing! Very nice!
Martha Z says
Love these little guys but unfortunately, they don’t visit my garden. I have seen them in the area a few times during migration.
Fantastic collection of photos here, a wonderful display. Waxwings are as difficult to photograph as they are beautiful to behold. As you say, they are a visitation. Thank you for sharing!
Lori Allberry says
Wow, wow, wow! These shots are gorgeous, and those birds are gorgeous! My favorite shot is the fourth!!!!! Such beautiful shots!!!
So glad I found you through Sweet Shot Tuesday!
Oh there beautiful. I use to get Cedar Waxwings on our ornamental pear tree. But now the pear tree is gone and so are those lovely birds.
I just might have to plant another ornamental pear tree.
Thanks so much for sharing. The birds are lovely and your photography does them a great justice.
Great photos of beautiful birds – whatever they are called!
Oh what beautiful birds gorging on berries and looking their best on the frosted bird house. Absolutely wonderful captures!
Sinbad and I on the Loose says
Colorful and sleek is right. I have yet to photograph one. Come to think of it, I have yet to see one! Very nice.
Pat Ulrich says
They sure are beautiful, and I always enjoy seeing the large flocks as they pass through my neighborhood!
Nancy @ A Rural Journal says
I love these birds — but they do not come around our area at all.
deb duty says
These are amazing! Gorgeous birds and captures! I really love the one with the berry in his mouth and the one that shows the snow or frost on the birdhouse.
Oh wow. These are amazing pictures. thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous photos of those beautiful birds!
Connie Smiley says
Beautiful shots; I love those birds. Your captions made me smile.
What lovely photos! Happy Sunday :)
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