Thursday, March 7, 2013

More Zorro

Cedar Waxwings at Waddill Wildlife Refuge on March 1, 2013. The last CW is from my back yard on March 6, 2013.






As I was leaving Waddill I noticed this cute little birdhouse nailed to a pine tree.
If only a bird could have been perched at the table!

Double D was kind enough to fetch a ladder so I could get up higher.
They finally found our berry-laden holly trees, so I have a feeling that by tomorrow afternoon
there will be no berries left. I hope they don't get drunk and plow into the window like one did last year.

33 comments:

ladyfi said...

Oh, what lovely shots - so spring-like and colourful!

Nancy said...

Such beautiful shots of a beautiful bird...I love the ones where he has berries in his mouth.....

Have a great day....

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

This is the most lovely bird with the blending of the colors!! Perfect Zorro name!!

Shug said...

Love how you captured the bird with berry.. This is great photography.
And....that little bird house is adorable. How perfect would it have been to have the bird sitting there at that table? Hope you enter some of these shots in some photo contest!

Gone Country said...

What a pretty bird and such gorgeous shots of him!

I'm always amazed at how well you capture the light in your photos. Great job!

dinascitywildlife.com said...

I love these guys. I don't get to see them often. Beautiful shots!

TexWisGirl said...

just awesome shots, full of color and life! the little picnic table made me laugh!

Buttons said...

Oh these have to be my favourite bird to see. You are awesome at capturing those precious moments no matter what:) B

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Cutest masked bandit ever!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Amazing pictures. These birds are good looking and your photography brings out the best in them.

Renae at simple sequins said...

Oh Gail, thank you! Sassy moi! hahahaha.

I love that the bird gets the whole berry in it's beak, like we would a whole apple or pear. hahahaha.

I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS, POSTS AND SENSE OF HUMOR. They are all great!!!!

hootnonny said...

These are wonderful. Love the catchlights in their eyes.

Patrice said...

How I would love to see one of these around here!

Phil said...

Super shots there Gail which really captured all the colours of the Cedars. Your shots make my recent Bohemians look drab by comparison. It's wonderful to see you sticking with the bird shots and getting such results.

She Who Carries Camera said...

I feel like I'm right there in the tree with them! Fabulous!

Hilary said...

Wonderful shots. The waxwings around here are skittish and wouldn't likely stay still for someone bringing and climbing a ladder. I'm very impressed. Your images are so vivid. Love that little bird house.. so cute.

Gina Gao said...

These are really great shots! I liked this post very much.

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Linda said...

Your Cedar Waxwing photos belong in a bird book. They are just gorgeous. Such detail and depth of color. The birdhouse is a hoot.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Each and every ONE is stunning!!! The lighting is so very perfect. Love the last one...and the shadow its making of itself and the light in its eye. Hypnotic.

Ohhhhhhhhh, I so hate to know a bird flew into a window. We have had that happen 'til I put transparent decals on the glass...we can't see them but the birds can.

beth said...

wow.....such gorgeous birds !!
amazing shots, gail !!

Linda R said...

Your photos sure do make my heart sign. They are gorgeous.

Hugs~

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh my goodness how beautiful!!!

David Oliver said...

I forget that you are already having spring weather down there. Great colors.

Brian King said...

Beautiful! Love the vibrant colors! The berries in the beak are great shots!

Ann said...

i know i repeat myself..but..YOUR PHOTOS ARE MARVELOUS!!!! YOU NEED TO HAVE THEM PUBLISHED!!!!

Cindy said...

Fantastic and I love the little birdhouse.

Evelyn S. said...

Aren't they the most beautiful bird, though? So sleek and classy! And your images are wonderful.

Stewart M said...

These are such wonderful birds - I saw waxwings everyday once, for a week, and thats it! Never seen one since! I saw my first one while riding on a bus to work - I got out at the next stop - luckily my boss was a birder!

I'll keep working on the bats - but my bating average is low!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

eileeninmd said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! I love the waxwings, your photos are wonderful! Have a happy weekend!

Mitzi@Sweet Country Living said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous photos! Such a beautiful specimen! Big hugs, xoxo

Barbara said...

I wish those waxwings would fly our way! Beautiful captures, Gail! I love that little birdhouse!

Tina said...

Cedar Waxwings are so beautiful, they're such a sleek looking bird. Wonderful images!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Wow! Love all of them.