9 April 2014

A tree full of Waxwings...................



I was surprised to find a large mixed flock of Bohemian and Japanese Waxwings near my apartment on Monday afternoon.................




I was trying to get one of both species in the same frame.....................


The Japanese Waxwing is the one with the red tip on its tailand the Bohemian is the one with the yellow tip.

They were feeding in a tree next to the local river..................








I've never seen so many this late in the season, there are sometimes the odd ones passing through in April/May but there must have been 50 or 60 of them..................








Other stuff near my house included Crossbill, Dusky Thrush, Wren, a small flock of Brambling and a small group of Coal Tit. At Kamiiso there was a hunting Osprey, Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe, Pochard, Scaup and Red Breasted Merganser.

10 comments:

  1. What a treat to see! Excellent shots!

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    1. Thanks for the comment Karen. They are nice to see in the green buds and shoots, usually they are only a winter bird here.

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  2. Wow! What great looking birds. I saw my first ever Waxwing from a bus going along the Scottswood Rd. in Newcastle - i.e. in the middle of a run down industrial estate!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Ironically I saw my first ever waxwings just outside Newcastle too...............

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  3. a very handsome bird Stuart and certainly most photogenic; lovely captures

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  4. Fifty or sixty…wow. I'd settle for one or two of either species. Nice to get both types in the same frame !

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    1. Hi John, I guess they don't make it as far south as Hong Kong then?

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  5. I want to see this bird....
    nice shots...
    congratulations
    www.serkanmutan.com

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    1. Thanks for the comment Serkan.................you have to go north to see them.

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