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Bohemian Waxwing / Bombycilla garrulus

I was so lucky yesterday afternoon. I had just walked round the Calgary Zoo and was almost back at the Exit, when a bunch of these Bohemian Waxwings flew into a tree near the path. The birds barely stopped moving, so I was surprised to find that two or three of the photos came out OK. It was a beautiful day yesterday, sunny with blue skies and such a contrast to the Winter Snow Storm that we had two days before, which left us with at least 10" of snow.

 

Another lovely spring day again today, though I believe thundershowers are in the forecast for today. Went for a walk at Mallard Point, Fish Creek Park, this morning. Paths are muddy in places, icy in others and clear at other times. Really no photo opportunities, which is just as well, after an afternoon at the Zoo yesterday, lol.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemian_Waxwing

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Taken on April 4, 2011