Sunday, November 20, 2011

Our World Tuesday - Fattening up

I know it's officially wintery when the 
Bohemian Waxwings come to visit.
but I love these little yellow-tipped birds.
They basically gorge themselves silly on the plump red berries of the mountain ash 
outside my front door.  
They will fly south soon.
They've been stalking the neighbourhood for a few days now.
And they are getting fatter by the minute!

16 comments:

  1. I'm so glad we don't have many mountain ash berries this year. I'd love to see the Waxwings, but our dog eats the berries that fall off the tree.
    I had to look up Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings. I guess we had Bohemians, although I thought they were Cedar Waxwings, last year. Now I know. Your photos are SO much clearer than ours were. Thanks!

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  2. I believe you are right - each photo makes them look fatter and fatter!!

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  3. I'll be blogging about them on Wednesday. Aren't they great? Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. What lovely, yellow-tipped birds and I'm glad you posted about them! I was not familiar with the Bohemian Waxwings, so I get to learn something new and that's always a good thing! And such beautiful captures for the day!! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  5. What great pics! Beautiful Waxwings and like Sylvia I learned something new today thru your photographs.

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  6. Send some my way! I would love to see them! I don't blame you for blogging about them, they are gorgeous!

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  7. I would love to see these birds, they are gorgeous. I have only seen the Cedar Waxwings so far. Great photo, thanks for sharing. Have a great week!

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  8. Nice shots of lovely birds. And I don't want to see your chocolate post below, it's just going to make me hungry!

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  9. Oh yes they are so beautiful, and those crest above the head is lovely too! I am not good in photographing birds and my lens are also not for them, but i posted my first bird shot today, it turned out they are rare birds.

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  10. I don't see many waxwings so that visit with them on your blog was nice. They are such pretty birds... wish we had more here.

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  11. What beautiful, colourful shots! Makes me want to get outside and see what I can snap a few pictures of in my neck of the woods!

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  12. They are beautiful and look like they are really enjoying those berries. - Margy

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  13. Those are wonderful pictures! great colour and potraits of your feathered friends.

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  14. Great captures of these birds eating the cranberries! I love it:)

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