Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Upside down Waxwings




Just a few from the huge flock that were at The Crab and Winkle pub in Werrington last week. More will follow!

32 comments:

  1. Cool shots of the waxwings, they are beautiful birds.

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    1. Thanks Eileen, they certainly are.
      J

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  2. Wow1 I can never get close enough to Waxwings to really see them. Let alone snap them. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. It is my pleasure Minerva and Thank You for stopping by.
      J

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    1. Thanks Mike,
      It is a bit unusual isn't it?!
      J

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  4. Hi John... They are quite the acrobats aren't they!!
    Sure got some nice shots that show the colors,and patterns of the body, love the last one ..Nice!!
    Grace

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    1. Thanks Grace,
      They seem to be very adept at creating all kinds of weird and wonderful positions in order to get a berry or two.
      J

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  5. These pictures are fantastic!I don`t see many of the waxwings around here.When our neighbor had cherry trees,I did,but he cut them down.phyllis

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    1. Thanks Phyllis,
      It's a shame when people chop down trees without a reason, without them, you definitely won't see many birds.
      J

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  6. Hey John,

    Beautiful and problem solved. I turned myself upside down to look at the waxwings. Had a heck of time typing this :)

    Peace to you, my friend.

    Gary

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    1. Hi Gary,
      Well done you on typing upside down! You are obviously very flexible! ;)
      Peace to you too, my friend.
      J

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  7. Great captures, John! I like the pose in the second photo as the Waxwing seems to pause for a photo!!

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    1. Thanks Tammy,
      It does look as though it is posing, doesn't it? Managed to get lucky with that one :)
      J

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    1. Hi Jose,
      Thanks dropping over and the comment and 'follow'. I have paid a visit to your site, but there seems to be a problem with it, I will continue to try.
      J

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  9. These are lovely seasonal photos with charm added to your usual expertise.
    They remind me of the squirrels that hang upside down from my rose bushes trying to reach the bird table!
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    1. Hi Bazza,
      Thank you, shame there isn't any snow in the background.
      Squirrels, too, are very acrobatic, no matter what you do to try and stop them nicking your bird food, they find a way to get at it!
      J

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  10. These are excellent John; and such acrobats too.

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    1. Thanks Keith,
      They are extremely acrobatic, aren't they!
      J

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  11. Lovely captures John. I'm very envious having tried in vain, all last week, to find a small local flock.

    I also enjoyed your previous Starling post. They really are a spectacular sight!

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    1. Thanks Jan,
      I am sure that you will get to see a flock soon, they are everywhere at the moment. They do move on very quickly though, the birds in the photos above were present for a few days and numbered over 140, but as soon as the trees had been stripped of the berries, they were off!
      Thank you for your kind words about my Starling post. They are an amazing sight, maybe the flock will grow over the winter?! I am sure that they will be featuring in another post, sooner or later.
      J

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  12. Great photos! I loved this flock - watched them on the wednesday (and got incredibly close!) and caught them twice on the thursday... they spent some time in Dukesmead also. What a stunning bird.

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    1. Thanks Dan,
      I didn't realise that they were in Dukesmead too. We were lucky to be able to view them so closely and in such numbers. Will they make another appearance in Werrington this winter, I wonder?!
      J

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    2. You never know! I think it was almost 2 years to the day that they turned up there and they were back in Werrington over the new year period that year... fingers crossed right?!

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    3. Let's hope so Dan! It would make a good start to the New Year!
      J

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  13. Superb captures,every image looks stunning,lovely sharp detail.
    John.

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    1. Hi John,
      Thank you very mush, too kind.
      J

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  14. The pink ones, John, I do want the pink ones!!
    They are so beautiful - and of course need their freedom, so put away the butterfly net :-)
    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Britta

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    1. Hi Britta,
      The pink berries seem very popular with the Waxwing, it is a type of Rowan, not sure of its full name.
      The same to you and your family.
      J

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