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The Real Cedar Waxwing

I am interrupting the series on the small world to show this old shot from March 2009. THESE are Cedar Waxwings while the birds I showed a couple months ago were Bohemian Waxwings. I missidentified them during that time.

 

The main difference is the bird's colour underneath.  These are pale so the are cedars; the bohemians are more orange, darker underneath.

 

I have been sorting old photos.

 

This is a song by the wonderful songwriter Bob Snider.  I have had it here by him before.  This version is by another Maritime musician, Ashley MacIsaac,  more known for his fiddle playing which is absent in this cut. He was known as a bad boy when fame hit him in his teens from playing with Paul Simon. He has settled down to the eccentric level now, as a grown man.

 

Ashley MacIsaac.com The link in the above paragraph is the wiki page.

 

The Real Cedar Waxwing

I am interrupting the series on the small world to show this old shot from March 2009. THESE are Cedar Waxwings while the birds I showed a couple months ago were Bohemian Waxwings. I missidentified them during that time.

 

The main difference is the bird's colour underneath.  These are pale so the are cedars; the bohemians are more orange, darker underneath.

 

I have been sorting old photos.

 

This is a song by the wonderful songwriter Bob Snider.  I have had it here by him before.  This version is by another Maritime musician, Ashley MacIsaac,  more known for his fiddle playing which is absent in this cut. He was known as a bad boy when fame hit him in his teens from playing with Paul Simon. He has settled down to the eccentric level now, as a grown man.

 

Ashley MacIsaac.com The link in the above paragraph is the wiki page.

 

comments (12)

Superbes petits oiseaux.
Care MacADNski: They are lovely.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Mar 2019, 01:04
Are they digging up a frozen, fallen apple, Mary?
Care MacADNski: Yes, or eating ones that have fallen. This type stays on the tree a long time.
Beautiful shot - I love the bird in the air and it's back to us.
An interesting little ditty...
Care MacADNski: I bet you recognize it now since you remember Bob, it's writer.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Mar 2019, 06:26
One day I will see one of these!
Care MacADNski: Both types travel in flocks so you will be happy when you do.
The yellow edging on the tail is an added bonus, Mary!
Care MacADNski: Both types have that feature and the red waxy looking bit. The main difference is the slightly smaller size and paler colouration of this type, the cedar waxwing.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Mar 2019, 07:02
Beautiful birds, Mary. None that we see here in Hollandshire...
Care MacADNski: Perhaps an Atlantic storm will send one in as often happens here with pelicans and other strange-to-here birds.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 6 Mar 2019, 07:21
They are all delightful birds, Mary - something we rarely see in this country
Care MacADNski: They are delightful with their sound. They blend so well into the trees that it is the branches and blossoms that seem to move.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 6 Mar 2019, 09:00
What a jolly picture this is.
Care MacADNski: I have shown so many of both species over the years. Any day now fopr this type. A squirrel is opening up the snow field.
Aren't they lovly little birds, I'm not sure if we get them in the U.K.
Care MacADNski: I think they might be infrequent. They are nice, not terribly skittish.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Mar 2019, 15:54
I would not have a clue as to what they ere, although I could safely say that they weren't eagles or seagulls! I like the strip of yellow to their tails.
Care MacADNski: One of two very similar types.
Terrific shot, Mary - it's a long time since I've seen a waxwing at home.
Care MacADNski: Brian was thinking you did not get them at all.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Mar 2019, 20:29
Striking birds. I like this moment of interaction, including the bird coming in for a landing.
Care MacADNski: There were a lot that year. I like now, that I have photographic evidence of several years of weather conditions, bird sightings and other things.

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