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This has been a fantastic birding season so far! The Vermilion Flycatcher, the Red-tailed Hawk with its prey, the elusive Loggerhead Shrike, the Bald Head Eagle I didn’t get a photo of, the pair of Ring necked Pheasants, and the sweet Hermit Thrush on my fence all were amazing, and exciting sightings, but in Winter is there anything better than a Harbinger of Spring?
I heard Cedar Waxwings were showing up, a sure sign that Spring is on the way! I’ve had Robins in the Ginko tree out in the front yard, and in back yard lately so, I’ve been looking for the Waxwings because, they usually arrive with the Robins, and last year there was a flock of Waxwings in the Ginko trees a few houses away from me. That was a first for me. You can read about that here
Last week-end my birding friend and I stayed local and found some!
Soon they were taking turns flying down to the bush with luscious, ripe red berries beneath this tree.
… and one was shy,
I spent some time photographing the Robins that also were there to feed on the same berries, but I’ll save those images for another post.
I’m off to Yosemite National Park today to photograph something other than birds, and my son and his girl-friend are arriving early Saturday morning for the week-end. It promises to be a stellar week-end!
I’ll catch up with all your posts when I return. I hope you all have a wonderful week-end!
Nikon D700| Nikkor 200-500mm VR| Lexar Professional Digital Film| PS CC 2015
More to come…