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Old Jan 2, 2014, 1:58 PM   #1
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Default Cedar Waxwings in my neighbor's front yard

My neighbor Don's house which is only 2 blocks away from my house is a haven for small birds. Today, I managed to capture pictures of Cedar Waxwings in his front yard.
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Old Jan 2, 2014, 3:06 PM   #2
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Very nice. I have always thought waxwings were a classy looking bird. You captured them well.
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Very nice. I have always thought waxwings were a classy looking bird. You captured them well.
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Taking a small bird's picture is a matter of luck. At the same I missed the Chestnut-backed Chickadee and a Flicker this morning. Perhaps I need to camp out in front of Donald's front yard.
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Taking a small bird's picture is a matter of luck. At the same I missed the Chestnut-backed Chickadee and a Flicker this morning. Perhaps I need to camp out in front of Donald's front yard.
Now that would have been something. I have never seen a Chestnut-backed Chickadee. I have Flicker's in and out of my yard all the time. Good luck and I like the camping out idea.
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Wow, you did very well whit this set. I love the 3rd shot.
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Wow, you did very well whit this set. I love the 3rd shot.
This was the second time I went there and I got lucky this time. The first time there was a wash.
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great stuff! i've always liked waxwings, but they're difficult to photograph here. they're only here in summer, and tend to perch in the tops of trees, where distance and foliage interfere with good photos.
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great stuff! i've always liked waxwings, but they're difficult to photograph here. they're only here in summer, and tend to perch in the tops of trees, where distance and foliage interfere with good photos.
Thanks, Rocky! There were a bunch of them on 2 different trees that day making it easier to track. This series consists pictures of 3 different Waxwings.
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