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Bohemian Waxwing
Another heavily cropped shot of one of the three birds here on 25 November. I'd glanced out the window, noticed what looked like a last pale leaf on top of a leafless tree, and taken half a dozen shots just in case it was a bird. Didn't know for sure what it was until zooming in on the back panel. They stayed for another fifty shots. A bit far off with no berries to entice them closer, but no complaints!

Thank you for your comments, and good birding!

Breeds in the taiga, usually in pine or spruce, sometimes mixed with birch, rarely in mountains but found in foothills and lowlands. In autumn seeks berry-bearing trees and bushes and occurs in gardens, parks and along hedgerows on farmland and on roadsides (Opus)
London, UK
Date taken
25 November 2023
Scientific name
Bombycilla garrulus
Equipment used
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
1/2000th sec, f/5.6. ISO 640
Terrific frontal view of this handsome Waxwing with marvelous eye contact. Fabulous pose, perch, lighting, and background. Fantastic John!
lucky you, John, and must have been a great thrill when checking out the photo on the screen, no sign of them down here; top class, many tfs!!
Great shot. Whereabouts in London was it? Have been looking out for them but not seen any.
Thanks! I'm in SW16 near Streatham Common, but there’s nothing in particular about this location to draw Waxwings. My birds were perched high up in some trees for no more than about five minutes, and as far as I know just passing through in their search for berry-laden trees and bushes. It was sheer chance I noticed them. Good luck, I hope you connect with the species this winter.

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Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Focal length
400.0 mm
Exposure time
1/2000 second(s)
Off, did not fire
Waxwing 443A8876 1400 standard BF rev.jpg
File size
241.2 KB
Date taken
Sat, 25 November 2023 4:07 PM
1400px x 962px

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