Taken in Ottawa, Ontario

“The Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) is a member of the waxwing family of passerines. A sleek bird, 18–21 cm long with a pointed crest, it travels in large, nomadic groups with a strong, direct flight. It breeds in coniferous forests throughout the most northern parts of Europe, Asia and western North America. As the Cedar Waxwing inhabits only North America and the Japanese Waxwing only Asia, the Bohemian Waxwing is the only member of this family whose range circumnavigates all the continents just below the sub-Arctic latitudes.

It is larger and greyer than the Cedar Waxwing and has bright yellow tips on its tail feathers and a yellow or white stripe along the wing feathers. Under tail coverts are a deep rust color. Both beak and feet are dark and the brown eyes are set in a narrow black mask underlined with white.

The call is a pleasant ringing sound, similar to that of the Cedar Waxwing but lower-pitched."Wikipedia

Nikon D300
1/400
F5.6
ISO 400
EV 0.67
Spot Metering
No Flash
550 MM
Monopod
WB Cloudy

Tags

birds, waxwing, berries, nature, wildlife, trees, seeds, ecology

Comments

  • Michaela1991
    Michaela1991over 3 years ago

    Fantastic Capture!! Beautiful Bird!!! Michaela

  • Thank you very much Michaela

    – Michael Cummings

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 3 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful capture Michael.

  • Thank you Lynne

    – Michael Cummings

  • John44
    John44over 3 years ago

    Superb again Mike
    So clear as if I can touch him on screen!
    Love the good details
    Usefull not to!
    Greets friend
    John

  • Thank you very much John :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous little thing. I love these. We had them in Wyoming when I was growing up. Now we see just the Cedar Waxwings in Southern California.

  • We look forward to seeing them during the winter

    – Michael Cummings

  • Nora Caswell
    Nora Caswellover 3 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Thank you Nora

    – Michael Cummings

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Robert Taylor
    Robert Taylorover 3 years ago

    Superb capture Michael……..what a gorgeous looking bird….

  • Thank you very much Robert

    – Michael Cummings

  • Kratos
    Kratosover 3 years ago

    Gjorgeous shot of this chubby little cubby!

  • Thank you Laurie :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverover 3 years ago

    Beauty!

  • Thanks Lee-Anne

    – Michael Cummings

  • EchoNorth
    EchoNorthover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, muted tones here, Michael!

  • Thank you very much Janene

    – Michael Cummings

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