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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Monday, 30 December 2013

Waxwing [Bombycilla garrulus]

The waxwing is a plump bird, which is slightly smaller than a starling. It has a prominent crest. It is reddish-brown with a black throat, a small black mask round its eye, yellow and white in the wings and a yellow-tipped tail. It does not breed in the UK, but is a winter visitor, in some years in larger numbers, called irruptions, when the population on its breeding grounds gets too big for the food available. [RSPB]
Sorry I'm late, I had important things to do.




47 comments:

  1. Hola Bob magnificas tomas de esta bella ave poco corriente aqui en la Peninsula Iberica.Un fuerte abrazo

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  2. Hopefully we'll see some of these beautiful birds here soon Bob. Great images...[;o)

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  3. Such sweet photos, soft pastel colors, so nice! :-)

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  4. Te deseo unas felices fiestas y un próspero 2014, que sigas deslumbrando con tus imágenes
    Un gran saludo de un fiel seguidor y de toda mi familia
    Muchísimos besos y más besos

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  5. Wow ! It is a great joy to watch an incredibly beautiful bird :)
    Happy New Year !

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  6. LOVELY bird and nice photo's.

    Greetings, Joop

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  7. What an absolutey gorgeous bird. Its crest reminds me a little of our crested wood doves, but its plumage is sleeker and perhaps more beautiful.

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  8. Yes they are a great looking bird, i'm glad you told me about those at Cinderford last year , i got some good photos thanks to you. Hope they come here again.

    peter

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    1. I don't think they will be coming this year, they would have been here by now. Happy new year 2014.

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  9. So what is this one eating??

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  10. Waxwing bird is my favorite Bob!!! An adorable bird!!! I was waiting for these excellent shots!!!
    Thank you!!!Good night!!
    Dimi...

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    1. They are one of my favourites, beautiful Waxwing. Have a happy new year 2014 for you and your family.

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  11. Pretty Waxwings shots, the berries are so colorful and pretty. Bob, wishing you all the best in 2014, Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  12. super backdrop for this beautiful bird Bob

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  13. Your waxwings have a jaunty cap ours seem to lack. I love these tiny neighbors, Bob😃☺

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  14. Ptak piekny, a zdjecia cudowne. Pozdrawiam.
    Bird beautiful and wonderful pictures. Yours.

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  15. We wish you a pleasant year change, Bob.
    Until next year
    RW & SK

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  16. heerlijke foto,s van deze prachtige vogel.

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  17. Merci BOB tes photos sont tellement belles
    je suis heureuse de connnaitre ton si beau blog
    Que le chemin de l’année 2014 soit parsemé d’éclats de joie, de pétales de plaisir, qu’il soit éclairé par la lueur de l’amour et l’étincelle de l’amitié. Bonne et heureuse année ! BOB

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  18. Beautiful pictures of the Waxwing, Bob.
    I wish you a very Happy New Year.

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  19. Excellent photos! Happy New Year!

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  20. Wonderful pictures Bob .. I wish you a happy 2014 .. Kisses from Spain

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  21. Oh dear, that is THE grail for me!
    I hope to see some one day!!
    Brilliant photos Bob!
    Enjoy a very happy new year, may 2014 bring you all that you wish for and plenty more exciting pic opportunities!

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    1. You'll have to go a little bit north to take advantage of the Waxwings. Have a happy new year 2014 to all in your family Noushka.

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  22. Pretty bird!
    Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year, Bob!!

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    1. Thanks, and you and family a happy new year.

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  23. Enchanting images!

    Wishing you a BEAUTIFUL New Year with thanks for so much inspiration in 2013.
    Looking forward to follow in 2014.

    Hugs from Denmark,
    Dorthe

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  24. This is a stunningly beautiful photo! The bird is sweet and the pink buds on the tree - just great!

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  25. Happy new year to you and your family whis you the best for 2014 . Chantal and family

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  26. Beautiful birds to see Bob... Happy New Year my friend and I hope 2014 is a good year for you.

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  27. Happy new year Bob.
    Beautiful bird and.thanks so much for your inspiration in 2013.
    From Hilda

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  28. Amazing Waxwing shots. Nicely done!!

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  29. hi Bob
    A great new picture year 2014 and I wish you lots of Healthcare!
    And we will remain good friends pictures but it was a wonderful year!
    Beautiful closing this beautiful Bohemian Waxwing
    With love, Annie
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  30. Dos muy buenas fotografías de este bello pájaro perfectamente enmarcadas por el color suave de las bayas. Un abrazo,

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  31. Piękne zdjęcie, świetna kompozycja :) W mojej okolicy jeszcze się nie pokazały, cały czas czekam na zimę, która w tym roku jeszcze nie przyszła :)

    Pozdrawiam serdecznie :)

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