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WAXWING ( BEST VIEWED LARGE )

By cymru2019
This shot was taken a few years ago when waxwings descended on the UK and ate berries prolifically from rowan trees starting in Scotland and progressing right down to the South of England. This tree is situated right next to the entrance to our church building. In hindsight I think I should have chosen a faster shutter speed but I must have focused on the bird's eye as that has come out sharp. The Sigma 120-400 lens that I had was noted for producing soft shots at the far end of the range. Here's hoping for a cold blast so that these waxwings return. David

Tags: Cheshire General Waxwings Birds wildlife

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Comments


deavilin 16 352 1 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2020 10:30PM
I remember these coming here they ate all the berries on my rowan tree too, lovely shot of this beautiful bird Smile

Charlotte xx
28 Nov 2020 10:31PM
Thank you Charlotte. David
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
28 Nov 2020 11:18PM
A great image of this waxwing David !!
I used to have some that loved the cherries on my cherry tree.
I got rid of the tree, but I miss the waxwings.

Glenn
28 Nov 2020 11:21PM
Thanks Glenn. David
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
28 Nov 2020 11:50PM
Good one, David. Quite acceptable, it seems sharp to me. The waxwing must have added to his weight, with all these ripe berries to gorge on!
Ian
Lovely colourful image

C
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
29 Nov 2020 12:56AM
so many berries, the wax wings will be busy for some time!
29 Nov 2020 2:45AM
Thanks Ian,Cathy and Jenn for your comments. David
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
29 Nov 2020 3:22AM
A lovely image of the waxwing David. He'll be calling his buddies with all these berries to eat.
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
29 Nov 2020 10:16AM
Nice shot David

Joe Smile
29 Nov 2020 11:02AM
Thanks Sandy and Joe. David
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2020 3:55PM
Well capturedSmileSmileSmile

Cliff
29 Nov 2020 4:06PM
Thanks Cliff. David
30 Nov 2020 12:21PM
Good to see them back, great shot, fabulous bird.
30 Nov 2020 12:24PM
Mike, sorry to disappoint you bit the original shot as taken on 2013. David
Mike_Smith Plus
13 751 1 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2020 8:30PM
Superb Waxwing shot David, there’s been a few seen in Scotland already
30 Nov 2020 8:36PM
Thanks for your very kind comments Mike. David
johnke Plus
8 227 16 England
2 Dec 2020 8:01AM
Hello David, a wonderful Image, I have never seen one so thanks...John
3 Dec 2020 9:11PM
A beautiful capture David..Lin
3 Dec 2020 9:14PM
Thanks Lin. David
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
4 Dec 2020 4:43PM
Lovely capture David - I remember that infux of Waxwings.
4 Dec 2020 5:12PM
Thanks Brian. David
capto Plus
9 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2020 3:07PM
Always a welcome sight.Smile
ivor
5 Dec 2020 3:37PM
Agreed Ivor. David

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