Cedar Waxwing

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Cedar Waxwing.
 
I went out to Berry College and Rome, Georgia yesterday to meet with a friend and of course photograph the Eagles and other birds. The Eagles weren’t as active, well when I was at the nest, but the birds in the area offered some long desired images of a few favorites. The Cedar Waxwing is my second favorite passerine only preceded by the Eastern Bluebird, and until yesterday been the most elusive bird in my attempts to photograph it. I was photographing a smaller bird, which you will see in coming days, when a friend told me about all the Waxwings in the trees down the path. I spent the next 30 minutes photographing these beautiful birds as they perched on trees with new buds and zipped out to grab insects in the air. Their is no mistaking their calls which is a high whistle, unless you don’t hear that pitch, as they move in groups from tree to tree. They feed on the berries that ripen this time of year as well. Which brings me to another point, please do not plant Nandina bushes, and if you have them pull them up. They are invasive and poisonous to birds and most anything else that eats them. There are prettier and much better bushes that can be planted into the landscape that will not kill the birds.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/320th of a second, Sirui P424S monopod and L10 head, MindShiftGear MP-7 backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMasters, #SiruiPro, #SiruiUSA, #MindShiftGear
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2 Responses to “Cedar Waxwing”

  1. Good to know. Checked to see what they looked like, found out they’re poisonous to dogs, as well.

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