Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Cedar Waxwings

These images are very nearly the same, but since this gorgeous fellow was so cooperative and turned his head both ways, and let me creep closer and closer, I thought he should have more than one photo posted. There were several - not a big flock as usual - but this one stayed off to himself and posed. The redbud made a beautiful prop, but the closer I got of course, the less of the buds showed. I hate the branch shadows, but it was 10:00 AM, and he was out in the bright sun.




8 comments:

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

He is so handsome! You captured him in his glory, Birdlady. Just a stunning bird and soo sweet, and such a PERFECT prop! Wonderful shots!

The Birdlady said...

thank you aunt b - every step closer i took i expected him to spook and fly away, but he was very tolerant.

Bird Girl said...

You are really ahead of us, birdlady. We have no redbud or any other thing blooming yet - only pussywillow! Lovely detail in the feathers of your beautiful waxwing photos!

The Birdlady said...

Things are "bustin out all over" but it's still cold. I can't believe all the snow still in your posts and aunt b's!

Anna Simpson said...

Fantastic photographs of the Waxwing, very well done.

The Birdlady said...

Thank you Anna.

Jotter Jan said...

Oh…I just love Cedar Waxwings and what a delight it must’ve been to capture them in such a beautiful setting!!!

The Birdlady said...

JJ: They were absolutely stunning - they never stay long, but we see them a couple of times every spring and again in the fall.