24 January 2018

The second wave...........


It was so cold today our door froze shut.................


But at least there was another movement of Waxwings into town..................

The top one is a Japanese Waxwing and the one below is a Bohemian Waxwing.


The Japanese have a red tip to the tail and a yellowish stomach, the Bohemian has a yellow-tipped tail and more colourful wings with a white patch. There are other differences too of course but the previous pointers should be enough to clinch ID.............

They were on a very busy street...................





They were very restless but a couple of times they came to trees near where I was standing.............

They were about a 100 or so: mainly Japanese but there were a few Bohemians mixed in.





It was bitterly cold as I stood waiting................









It was snowing most of the time but I managed to last a couple of hours before the threat of frostbite drove me home..................







Hope this flock sticks around a while.................






8 comments:

  1. A waxwing bonanza indeed. It was raining here yesterday morning but the temperature dropped precipitously and all my bird feeders froze over!

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    1. Minus 12 tonight (not that cold for you perhaps) AND an earthquake too.............

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  2. Hello Stuart! Both so beautiful, and photogenic. Lovely shots!:)

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  3. Cracking set of pics - worth persevering in the cold for!

    Cheers

    DaveyMan

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    1. It was as cold as it's been for several years in town yesterday...........

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