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Old Dec 25, 2004, 11:58 AM   #1
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I finally found something different than woodpeckers and chickadees (not that there's anything wrong with them). I believe that these are Bohemian Waxwings, which is wonderful for me since I've never photographed the Bohemians before. They are as colorful as a painting to me.The group swarmed for about 15 minutes then disappeared. Nice treat.

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Old Dec 25, 2004, 12:45 PM   #2
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Norm, I missed this first post of yours with the Bohemians. You got the id correct - if I'd known that I wouldn't have id'ed them for you in the 2nd installment of the waxwings you posted.

All of these are wonderful, wonderful, and more wonderful. Keep a close eye on them because I can remember several times when I used to live in Missoula, Montana when I'd watch flocks of waxwings gorging themselves on winter berries that had fermented. The birds would get drunk on the fermented berries and begin to fall to the ground! It's hilarious to watch and harmless for them as long as there are no predators around (cats, for example).
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unusual looking birds:-)
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Old Dec 25, 2004, 7:27 PM   #4
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Norm, I missed this first post of yours with the Bohemians. You got the id correct - if I'd known that I wouldn't have id'ed them for you in the 2nd installment of the waxwings you posted.

All of these are wonderful, wonderful, and more wonderful. Keep a close eye on them because I can remember several times when I used to live in Missoula, Montana when I'd watch flocks of waxwings gorging themselves on winter berries that had fermented. The birds would get drunk on the fermented berries and begin to fall to the ground! It's hilarious to watch and harmless for them as long as there are no predators around (cats, for example).

reminds me of last year when the fruit from my fig tree fermented and my jack russell terrier ate too many and got drunk:-)
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Old Dec 25, 2004, 11:33 PM   #5
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Indeed they are and their feathers are so smooth that it appears somewhat unnatural and very difficult to deal with in post processing. It looks like definition is lacking but it's the inherent smooth texture of the bird. And the colors are so brilliant on this bird that it appears almost surreal to me. Weird but beautiful bird. I hope I run into them again.
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Terrific series. I think Waxwings are some of the most beautiful birds ever and what a nifty series.



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Really nice shots. Your story reminds me of a similar situation that I
ran into last autumn. I was in this spot with not much happenning, then
all of a sudden out of nowhere, I was surrounded by Cedar Waxwings.
There were so many I didn't know where to shoot. Then, after about
20 min. they vanished.

I hope you don't mind, here's one pic from that time. Seems like both
were feeding on the same berries. Note the guy in the lower left corner:

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Talk about a mouth full !!!!!!
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Woodmeister, nice photo, reminds me of summer when the cedars were all over the place.
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Old Dec 26, 2004, 10:55 PM   #10
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Very nice Normcar.

I like how you describe the waxwings, I feel the same day.

I have never seen any here in Idaho.

Very nice shots showing their colors well.

My favorite is the third one in the series. Great pose and you really captured it well.
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