• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Birdsong

Waxies Without Kinked Necks

Recommended Posts

This guy has been in the yard, non-stop, for a day-and-a-half, but all by himself. He's very cooperative, and doesn't scare off easily (well except when the sharp-shinned vocalizes overhead.) Very little crop was needed. The only kinked neck I got was the one in my neck from post processing.

3461239040_e0cbea0da6_o.jpg

3460424029_8b7abb9398_o.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been waiting for this post. Dang, I am still envious. You had such great lighting, when you took these. Not to mention the clean bg.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, those are really nice! I wish I had some of those around here more often. What kind of tree is that, maybe that's what I need?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love cedar wax wings. These are very nice - we had one in our yard for about 2 minutes last week.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice! Waxwings sure are neat little birds and those are sure some wonderful representations. That looks like an American cranberry. Birdsong?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What I planted was Highbush Cranberry. I'm not sure if that is the same as American Cranberry? They were very fast growing--in ten years they are taller than the garage even though I have lopped several feet off several times. As I recall, they began berrying very early on. At least I can't remember a year without at least a few. The birds do not eat the berries until about this time every year. Thanks for all of your comments! I remembered what you all told me about the camera wanting to meter off the bright sky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What I planted was Highbush Cranberry. I'm not sure if that is the same as American Cranberry? They were very fast growing--in ten years they are taller than the garage even though I have lopped several feet off several times. As I recall, they began berrying very early on. At least I can't remember a year without at least a few. The birds do not eat the berries until about this time every year. Thanks for all of your comments! I remembered what you all told me about the camera wanting to meter off the bright sky.

Apparently looking at some fact sheets, highbush cranberry and American cranberry bushes are the same thing. They're not true cranberries but the main thing is the birds, and especially waxwings really like them. grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • I figure any fish that doesn't get into my boat was a wall-hanger for sure. 😀
    • I've never bought a car/truck over $15K, so yeah.  It would take a powerball jackpot before I was in the market for a dealer showroom boat.
    • Dry brine with Mortons Tenderquick, amount directions per pound are on the package in a ziplock in the fridge. Add seasonings like onion, garlic, black pepper, maple sugar or brown, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg. What ever you prefer. Take meat out of brine and let sit in Fridge overnight. Smoke around the 130 degree mark for 12 hours (for my liking) or as smokey as you like. Cut into 1/8" slices and cook in the oven 425 degrees for 20 to 30 min to your desired crispness. 
    • I just bought two panels that I am going to trim slightly to replace one of the 3 grates on my Big Horn grill... I actually have a buddy that received them this weekend for fathers day and say they work just as advertised on his pellet grill.... I will give an update next week when they arrive.
    • never heard of it....  
    • Since we are talking about searing stations, etc....   Has anyone ever used the Grill Grate product on their pellet grills?   https://www.grillgrate.com/shop-grillgrates/standard-grillgrates/pellet-grills/
    • You've got the right idea. There are a ton of bacon recipes here on HSO if you search for bacon - I've pasted one here to what seemed like one of the more popular brines. I made bacon once, and it turned out OK, but it's a long process.  Good luck and let us know how it turn out.  
    • Reverse seared a big thick 3lb cowboy ribeye for Father’s Day over charcoal. The novelty of the idea was fun. Then after cooking you realize you pay a lot of money for bone and fat and not a lot of meat.   Lesson learned to just go with a nice thick regular ribeye steak instead next time.  
    • Well this weekend certainly wasn't ideal for fishing weather. Between strong winds and storms every day Friday-Sunday it made it hard to get some good quality fishing time in. Just kept getting chased off the water with thunder and lightning in the area every day and night. Never saw a lot rain but plenty of storms in the area to keep us off the water.   Did manage to catch some fish regardless just nothing big enough or worth keeping. Not a keeper walleye caught and lots of skinny 8-9" perch which were all released.