Friday, February 15, 2013

Bohemian Rhapsody

Open your eyes look up to the skies and see...

This beautiful Bohemian Waxwing!

Named "Bohemian" for their nomadic movements, these birds travel around from fruited tree to tree never staying long in any one area.

They seemed very happy to stay away from me and my camera,
burying themselves deep within the branches of the trees.

The few I managed to take pictures of were stragglers,
slow to follow the flock as they moved to a new location.


  1. Yep a Waxwing hurray!
    So that there are also well done you!!
    regards, Annie

  2. BRAVO pour ce superbe oiseau
    IL est tellement beau
    je n'en vois pas chez moi
    Bonne soirée

  3. That's nice. The Waxwing is so beautiful, cheers Rosemary.

  4. What a contrast with the sky, the colours of the plumage this bird. the head feathers I find so cute :-)
    have a great weekend Rosemarie

  5. That second pic is so cute! I love cedar waxwings, though I rarely seem them. Such a regal looking bird. They seem quite interested in you!

  6. I love Waxwings - they are beautiful birds. I think that you might enjoy this site:-

    You might find some inspiration and a new way to feed them, tempting them nearer to the camera.

  7. Lovely pictures, and I appreciate bird photos all the more after starting to take them myself. I have yet to take one decent picture of a bird in my garden, they are just too quick and too shy for me! I think I need to have a different lens so I can be further away when taking the pictures, my lens is 18-55mm, it came with the camera and I haven't been able to afford buying any other lens yet.

  8. Playing hard to get eh?
    They are "handsome" birds no doubt.
    But I'd say that you managed to capture gorgeous shots of them even with their swift movements.
    Don't worry Rosemary.
    I think you'll get more luck for close-ups next time :)
    You'll see...

  9. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful bird! We have lots of Cedar Waxwings where I am but I've never seen a Bohemian Waxwing.


  11. Beautiful photo series showing a very beautiful bird. Wish you a good weekend :) Hanne Bente

  12. Well done Rosemary!
    Beautiful captured!

    Have a nice weekend!

  13. Very nice pictures and a lovely bird:) In Denmark they came in big numbers during early winter,in hunt for the last appels remaining on the fruit-trees and it was an amazing view to watch these birds eat away, plus they were not very shy, so you really could have a wonderful moment watching them!
    Have a nice weeeknd:)

  14. Beautiful birds! Never heard of or seen a bird like this. It's not a bird we see around here.

  15. Beautiful pictures of the waxwing, very well done Rosemary.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

  16. Beautiful! I really like their little yellow tail ends.

  17. Hi !
    Beautiful pics of this colourful bird that we even have in Norway too..
    Greetings from Norway again !

  18. Hello Rosemary!
    Beautiful photographic series.
    I do not know of this magnificent bird.
    In Poland, it is not common.

  19. Hi Rosemary, What a gorgeous bird! I've never seen one. We have cedar waxwings here, but your Bohemian is much more flamboyant. Thanks for sharing this. :-)

  20. Hi Rosemary! It's so nice to meet you!! I really enjoyed my visit to your blog last evening, but didn't leave a comment because I was caught up in your past posts--And I enjoyed this one too! I had no idea that's why they had 'Bohemian' in their name. I used to enjoy seeing them when we lived in Alaska, they are really beautiful birds.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  21. This bird is beautiful - nice pictures!

  22. We have seen a Cedar Waxwing only once in our garden (last year). We have planted all their favorites and are waiting for him to come back with his friends. We've never seen the Bohemian Waxwing. Nice pictures!

  23. Great shots, Rosemary! Waxwings can be so elusive! They are stunning birds! Hope you are having a great weekend:)

  24. Such beautiful birds and stunning pictures, Rosemary. Once seven birds like these flew towards our window and died. I was so sad! After that I used to have curtains on...

  25. Very nice Rosemary.
    I've only seen one waxwing and who was still very high in a tree too. You've got a beautiful series put down.
    Beautiful bird it is.
    Greetings, Helma

  26. Wow - gorgeous captures ! I've never seen these where we live (north OR south).

    Also loved your beautiful cardinals - they're also rare in our neck of the woods.

  27. I've never seen these birds in person but I've always wanted to. I'll trade you a zillion sparrows for just a few waxwings!

  28. Waxwnigs!! I haven't seen one of those in forever


Thank you so much for your kind words :)


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