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Sunday, 11 January 2015

A Christmas Surprise



You know the scenario, it is a couple of days before Christmas, there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done and you wake up with 'to do' lists whirring through your head. As always I stepped outside for a moment of serenity before the day got underway but because I was preoccupied I wasn't paying as close attention as I normally do. I stood quietly letting the cool morning air soothe me as I watched the sun slowly appear over the mountains. Birds were stirring all around, the usual suspects, but wait, what is that big flock in the mesquite? Cedar Waxwings? Really? Yes, really, and here I am without my camera. Of course by the time I had come to my senses, run inside, grabbed my camera and got back outside most of them had moved on. The few that did remain were up on the very unphotogenic electric cable with the sun behind them so appologies for the bad photo. But at least I got proof of another new yard species.

4 comments:

eileeninmd said...

I love the Cedar Waxwings, they are beautiful birds. Congrats on your new Yard species.. Happy Sunday!

Jeremy Medina said...

Very cool, what a great yard bird!

Celeste said...

Me too Eileen, I was delighted to see them, they are so elegant with those white facial markings.
Happy Sunday to you too.

Celeste said...

Thanks Jeremy, I thought so too :)

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