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Old Sunday 22nd December 2002, 11:39   #1
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Smile Waxwing

I was so pleased that these birds hung around another day. Seen in Whitehouse Road, Billingham on Sunday 22nd December 2002. They are a first for us and on my birthday too !

Even the sun broke through for long enough to get a couple of photos
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Old Sunday 22nd December 2002, 12:56   #2
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Gorgeous, gorgeous photo, Ian, many thanks!

And a very Happy Birthday to you!
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Old Sunday 22nd December 2002, 13:40   #3
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Lucky man, very nice pic, have yet to see a waxwing myself
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Old Sunday 22nd December 2002, 13:44   #4
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Ian,
What a pic!! I don't get to see these birds much down here in the south west, they rarely get this far.


Birthday and Christmas, Happy x2


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Old Sunday 22nd December 2002, 13:47   #5
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That's a peach! Berry good shot Ian!
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Old Sunday 22nd December 2002, 14:43   #6
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Cool

Ian

Happy Birthday and thank you for putting the pic on the site for everyone to appreciate. It's certainly not a bird I have ever come across. Great stuff.

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We get them in Southern California in the summer time and it is a real treat when a flock of them lands in my neighbour's tall Pecan tree.
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Old Sunday 22nd December 2002, 16:13   #8
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Many Happy Returns, Ian!

A cracking shot! I went out myself today to see if any had arrived in our neck of the woods . . . no such luck!
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Old Sunday 22nd December 2002, 16:26   #9
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Happy Birthday to you .. Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to youuuuuu
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A singing gram from Canada!
and that is a fabulous shot you posted Ian... very very nice. Glad you got to not only see the waxers but you got a fabulous photograph as well.
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Old Sunday 22nd December 2002, 17:20   #10
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Thanks everyone, I was dead chuffed to actually find them.

Getting a decent shot was just icing on the (birthday) cake
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Old Sunday 22nd December 2002, 23:07   #11
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Stunning photo, Ian... that's just what a Waxwing pic should look like, berry and all
Very jealous!
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Old Monday 23rd December 2002, 00:43   #12
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Top shot Ian !

Unfortunately it is making me even more homesick !

Still, only 16 hours 32 minutes and 4 seconds untill I am home for xmas in Aberdeen, and hopefully scoping those beautiful little beasties !!


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Old Monday 23rd December 2002, 04:49   #13
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Ian, Andy is right, this is what they should look like. Very well done photo. From the angle, it looks like he may have let you get pretty close. Or did you use your super-duper setup? (BTW, you have inspired me to get a TCON 14, I am keeping my eye open for a deal).
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Old Monday 23rd December 2002, 22:12   #14
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Great photo, Ian. We get them all the time, here. Real hard to get a good shot. And Happy Birthday.
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An Outstanding photo!
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Old Friday 27th December 2002, 17:06   #16
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Wow, i am also turning green as i write.
Haven't had any down south in any numbers for a few years.
Perfect shot

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Old Friday 27th December 2002, 19:34   #17
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Great photo Ian.We've 3 down here in my neck of the woods,at Ilkley,but dont know if i'll get to see them as i'm working till the 4th Jan.Oh well heres hoping.

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