Wordless Wednesday 5/52

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Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Nikon D700| Nikkor 200-500mm @460mm| Lexar Digital Film| PS CC 2017

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31 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday 5/52

    1. Thank you Gordon! They’re probably on the move heading North again for Spring/Summer. It’s the only time I see them near my house anyway. I’m always excited to see them. I agree they’re quite striking and beautiful.

  1. I like Phil’s comment – although now that I reflect more on the photos, I’d say this little one looks more like a bandit than our do-gooder, Zorro 🙂
    Great photos, Deborah!

  2. I haven’t seen a cedar Waxwing since I was a boy scout at camp. What a delightful surprise this morning. Beautiful, Deborah. I also loved the buds on the tree. Looks like spring is headed your way.

    1. Thank you John! That’s a Ginko Tree. I think Spring is on the way too b/c I only see the Waxwings and Robins on my street when they’re heading back to their northern home. They winter here. Wondering if the Punxsutawney Phil will agree with the Waxwings on the 2nd?

  3. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

    It put me in mind of “Waxwings” by Robert Francis:

    Four Tao philosophers as cedar waxwings
    chat on a February berry bush
    in sun, and I am one.

    Such merriment and such sobriety–
    the small wild fruit on the tall stalk–
    was this not always my true style?

    Above an elegance of snow, beneath
    a silk-blue sky a brotherhood of four
    birds. Can you mistake us?

    To sun, to feast, and to converse
    and all together–for this I have abandoned
    all my other lives.

  4. Stunning, Deborah!
    He’s like a little Zorro with his black eye mask, winged cape and cheeky bow. I’ve not spotted his sword, admittedly but isn’t that part of his genius…
    Well done, really good capture x3 🙂

  5. I had just linked to your previous post, when this one showed-up in my Twitter feed and my email. Beautiful photos of this little guy. I’ve never seen one. I like the last shot, with the wing out.

    1. Thank you so much Dan! They’re a treat for me to see. They only fly through my neighborhood and stay a day or so. When the food is gone they flee! They’re on their North again I believe. Well, it’s the only time I see them in my tree anyway.

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