September 19, 2023
Karen, your talent with a camera makes me insanely jealous.
The wonderful thing about these beautiful birds is you seldom see just one.
Your photos are magnificent - but that top one is just *chef's kiss*.
Watching birds and photographing them is an endless source of satisfaction for me - birds just lift me up...and I'm sure that is equally true in your world.
They are very colorful… love their coloring ❤️😍👍. Beautiful action photos ❤️😍👍
Cedar waxwings always make me question is they are real! They are such unique birds. I had never saw one up close until I traveled to Montana once and was astonished by their existence!
Such grand treats you bring us! Thank you!
There used to be these two trees on campus, right beside the building where my office was and every fall around the same time, it would be filled with cedar waxwings. As a sort of low-key birder (I had a guide I looked through a lot), I was so excited to see cedar waxwings, a bird I'd always thought was so beautiful and exotic.
I tried to explain to other people on campus what I was so excited about and pointed out all the birds, but everyone just smiled at me in an indulgent, "What's she going on about?" sort of way. Then they cut the trees down and now I'm on the lookout for another cedar waxwing tree. They are such a delight to spot.