A quick post (shhhhh, I’m at work!), as I cannot contain my excitement any longer and wait until I have more time to finish up my planned next post. Arriving home couple nights ago as I was getting out of my car, I heard a sree singing in the tree to my right. The sun was setting behind them through the buildings so it was hard to make out what species they were but I knew they were different to me, I’m thinking……”Cedar Waxwings?” Took a couple cellphone photos for documentation just in case, then backed away and went inside to get my camera while scolding myself for neglecting to carry it with me that day! I was sure they would be gone when I returned.
I got lucky! Instead of coming back downstairs, I peaked over from our third floor front door balcony and saw they were still in the tree. With my zoom lens I confirmed they were Cedar Waxwings. WOOHOO! There were eleven total. They saw me and didn’t allow much time for a photo op before they flew away. BUT I got them! 🙂 This is a new bird for me both sighting and photo and a specific one I’ve wanted to capture. I have always been fascinated by the Cedar Waxwing’s sharp contrast in colors when viewing others photos. They almost appear to have a 3D effect to me.
I can’t believe I sighted them, especially here in on our community. I wish the lighting could have been better but I’m still thrilled to have gotten some shots. I hope you like! 🙂
OK I’ve posted, so now I feel better…..now back to work! 😉 Have a great weekend everyone! GO RAVENS!!!