Saturday, 27 June 2015

Birds, birds, birds

They are ubiquitous. Mostly, though, they are high atop our trees.
This song sparrow was a character on top of my flag pole/stick. I kept thinking 'headless horseman' as I watched it preen!



This is a Waterthrush, they tell me.  A new bird for me!


Once a year I capture the red-eyed vireo. This photo shows I am getting slower...not quite focused.

Then, as I walked by the Horse chestnut tree...look who is building a nest! The Waxwings.
I don't know if they are Cedar or Bohemian waxwings. They were here so many times, I finally got with it and hustled through the house, to the backyard, where they were flying. They are nesting in the large pine tree. I haven't a hope of spotting the nest, I don't think. It has to be a second brood. It's been an early spring, and they are doing well.

10 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jen, great variety of birds. Congrats on your Waterthrush sighting, they are cool birds. And lucky you to have the Waxwings nesting nearby. They are so pretty. Great photos! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

A cracking series of different species of birds for this meme today. Have a lovely weekend.

Out To Pasture said...

I love those cedar waxwings with their masquerade ball costuming. One year I put out perhaps a dozen, three inch pieces of string and they quickly snatched them up for nesting material.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful captures!

Nancy J said...

Hmmm ,I wondered what the hessian was there for. and I guess the nest will be so well hidden.

Red said...

Cedar waxwings. They are sometimes communal and many nests are in a small area. Sometimes they are still on the nest in Aug.

Adam Jones said...

The Waxwings are super birds.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
If the waterthrush is anything like his mistlethrush equivalent found here, he will have a fine voice! Delightful captures! YAM xx

Kay said...

You have so many pretty birds. The waxwing coloring has always fascinated me.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Water thrush is new to me, too!

I love waxwings. So photogenic!
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