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Steve Foss

Cedar waxwings

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At last light, with the sun a few degrees above the horizon while I was driving back home (and my fingers were like little icicles!), a flock of cedar waxwings landed in a mountain ash tree.

Brrrrrr! I'm still not warm! frown

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Thanks, guys. I could barely work the controls, my hands were so cold. Never had to take pictures with the nubs of the stumps of my hands before. At some point I just stuck the sucker up there, said a prayer and let er rip. These are just the ones that jumped out at me among the 300 or so I shot. I'm still trying to get warm. frownfrown

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Awesome shots. I like the 3rd shot best. Its tail feathers look almost a transparent blue and you can see its wing through them.

You know there is a Townsend Solitaire wintering in Ely. I bet no one has ever posted a picture of one of them on the forum before...grin

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Another great series Steve and there can't be a favorite when it come to waxwings grin

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The waxwings don't look cold at all. Warm enough to give you some great poses! Like em' all.

Mic

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You know there is a Townsend Solitaire wintering in Ely.

I've heard that from a couple of people who have seen one, and the sightings were about 8 miles apart. Don't know how far they range, but maybe there's more than one!

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Beautiful shots Steve, the first is just perfect!

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