Friday, September 28, 2012

Cedar Waxwings on Pyracantha

 
 
 
 
 

...pictures taken September 2011 in Cedar Mountain, NC...
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16 comments:

Ms. A said...

You posted this one, didn't you? I swear I remember it! It's awesome!

katy gilmore said...

Hi Vicki. I'm in Alaska and here the waxwings feast in mountain ash berries and chokecherries! Gorgeous photos!

Merisi said...

What gorgeous autumn scene, the colors, the birds, the light - beautifully captured, a joy to behold!
Thank you,
Merisi

Jinksy said...

What are the chances of catching that berry mid swallow?! :) Well done you.

Brian Miller said...

ha they are enjoying themselves i think....that first picture is really cool....

June said...

What a great bunch of pictures!
My favorite's the "plucking from underneath while wing-flapping". What beauties!

Star said...

Lovely little birds. Wonderful pictures.

Mamabug said...

they're having a wonderful feast of those berries.

Frances said...

I've always just loved the word pyracantha...it's fun to say!

These photographs are really marvelous, perfect announcements that autumn has arrived.

xo

NCmountainwoman said...

Don't you just love it when so many of them gather? Too bad they didn't pop on over to visit us while they were in the area.

jen revved said...

Exquisite, heart-breakingly beautiful photos, Vicki! xxxj

Beth said...

Wonderful pictures, Vicki! I'm a bit jealous as I have this exact Pyracantha (with the orange berries), but have never once seen a Cedar Waxwing on it (though the other birds love it). Perhaps it's because the waxwings are much too busy eating our persimmons. :-)

Terri Buster said...

Great shots- wish I could get a bird to sit around and pose for me just once or twice!

juliet said...

What gorgeous feasting, and how autumnal and rich the colours. How clever of you to catch the berry in the bird's beak!

Thérèse said...

This first image is quite a scene!

Vicki Lane said...

We too have a pyracantha with no Cedar Waxwings, Beth. These photos were taken last year at a friend's place near Brevard.