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Friday, 17 December 2010

More LOCAL Waxwings - Cawston

Three becomes four!



Yet another promising morning deteriorates into chaos with heavy snow falling for a brief period. Still, time to pop out and get the wifes Christmas present. Oh what fun it is to buy some sexy knickers and take them to the very young, male assistant and say "if these don't fit ME will you exchange them"! Then say he ought to see a doctor as the last time I saw a face that red, the temperature was over 40C!

Any way job done - and i'm not revealing the "real" present!. And so, it was out to Cawston to see if I could get some better images of the Waxwings. To cut a long story short, the answer is NO! This may have been because the light was still apalling and the birds seemed more flighty. This could have been the constant stream of traffic passing by slowly, some thinking I was a mobile speed camera unit, or the fact that the farmer was doing things to a flock of sheep close by in the adjoining field.

Anyway, four Waxwing were present with an accompanying cast of many Redwings, Fieldfares, a Mistle Thrush and Long Tailed Tits.









(More images on my website - see link opposite)

2 comments:

Max Silverman said...

You are the Waxwing man now Kevin.More great shots.

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers, Max. I just need to get them in decent light! If I was in the farmers field, the light would have been behind me for the closeups. Unfortunately, when they moved across the road, they were in good light but too distant, and again no access to get closer. You really can't win! Still, back to work so no more opportunities for a while.