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So sleek and beautiful
Cedar Waxwing
a medium-sized, sleek bird with a large head, short neck, and short, wide bill. Waxwings have a crest that often lies flat and droops over the back of the head. The wings are broad and pointed, like a starling's. The tail is fairly short and square-tipped.
Open woodlands, fruiting trees, orchards; in winter, widespread, including towns. Breeding habitat is influenced by availability of fruiting trees and shrubs, often most common in "edge" situations, as along forest edges, streamsides, overgrown fields, edges of swamps, suburban yards. In winter, may be in any wooded or semi-open area where berries are abundant.
Backyard, Myrtle Beach, SC
Date taken
Jan., 2022
Scientific name
Bombycilla cedrorum
Equipment used
Nikon D90, SIGMA 80-400/4.5-5.6 DG OS. plus a 1+1/4 extender, tripod
lucky you to have them in the backyard, KC, superb portrait of this beautiful waxwing, top class, many tfs!!
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A beauty of a detailed shot, pose, setting, lighting and capture KC, many tfs.
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Stunning portrait of this fabulous bird ... superb work, KC ... tfs ...
A beautiful portrait of this elegant Waxwing, KC! Seeing Cedar Waxwings always reminds me of a work trip to California a bit over ten years ago.

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