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Fun with Berries | by Roeselien Raimond
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Fun with Berries

Pestvogel -Bohemian Waxwing - Bombycilla garrulus

Past week I met this very friendly person in the train.

We had a pleasant conversation and it appeared he stumbled upon some waxwings that day.

I must admit I was a little jealous since i had never seen these beautiful birds in my life.

The next morning I planned to stay at home because someone was coming over to do some painting in my house.

Then the phone rang: the painter caught the flu, so he couldn't make it today..

Such a pity...;)


I decided I could as well try my luck and go see if the waxwings were there.

And there I stood....on a very clouded day in an unknown and very unattractive area.

No birds at all. of a sudden I heard this unknown bird sound, like ringing bells....

To my big surprise I really found the top of the highest tree in the entire area.


Fortunately the waxwings use high trees as a watching tour, but as soon as they get hungry the whole flock moves to the smaller berry trees, which brought them at least a little closer...


If only the weather hadn't been so bad, if only my lens would have been a lot longer....

Oh least I saw them, which was wonderful enough!

And maybe some day I'll have another chance to shoot some better quality photographs....


*Thank ya'all for explorer #3!


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Taken on October 26, 2010