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Waxwing (Bombycilla garullus)

By anglingandyq
Thanks everyone for voting and comments on last weeks images.

Todays image is a first for me. both in seeing and Photographing. taken on Saturday this Waxwing (Bombycilla garullus) really seemed to like his picture being taken. Or was he Intoxicated !!!!!!!

Quote from the Collins Bird Guide " In winter can eat frostbitten and semi- fermented berries. which can intoxicate the bird and render it temporarily incapable of flight"

!!! I wonder whether they fall off their perches when in this state? I know I would Grin

Have a great week all

Tags: Birds Wildlife and nature Mirgrant

Voters: brian17302, Dairtreephoto, Badgerfred and 29 more

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Badgerfred 15 39 Wales
16 Feb 2015 12:16AM
Excellent Andy, great pose and detail,
16 Feb 2015 12:18AM
Superb photography, Andy!
I bet you're dead chuffed to capture this feller!

16 Feb 2015 12:33AM
What a spectacular little bird with lovely light and stunning colours. beautiful photography SmileSmileSmileSmile
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2015 12:42AM
So pretty!
Excellent composition. The bird is stunning, the berries a bonus! Grin
ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
16 Feb 2015 3:34AM
A beauty, great shot and interesting information
johnke 10 232 17 England
16 Feb 2015 4:13AM
Super Image Andy love the Berries it's surrounded with...John
tonyguitar 10 77 37 Canada
16 Feb 2015 4:33AM
They are usually distant so you may be right. They do tolerate us and our camera after fermented berries. This is a rich quality waxwing image you made here. I think he is a Bohemian version. TG
Andysnapper 14 109 25 England
16 Feb 2015 6:45AM
That's a cracker Andy. I've still only seen them once and I've never managed a shot of one......Sad

Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2015 8:17AM
Like the interesting little write up Andy, like the picture even more. Well Done.
richmowil Plus
14 506 3 England
16 Feb 2015 10:34AM
Very nice detailed image Andy!! You clearly, were not on the berries when you captured this one!!WinkWinkWink
12 5.8k 130 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2015 11:58AM
A very pleasing avian image capturing this beautiful bird in its natural surroundings. Superb colour and detail throughout.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
Nigeve1 9 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2015 9:38PM
Nice one, Andy. I have yet to see one, let alone get a good image like this.
16 Feb 2015 9:41PM
Absolutely super Andy. Wish I had another UA for you. Cathy

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