Taken at RSPB Old Moor Reserve, South Yorkshire, England.
Sony a77 with Sony 70-400SSM lens.

Top ten in the Wonder of Wings group Perched Birds Challenge.

Top Ten in The Wonder of Wings group Waxwing challenge.


waxwing, birds, winter birds, rspb, natural history

Unborn tomorrow, and dead yesterday,
Why fret about them if today be sweet!

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam – Edward Fitzgerald

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  • hummingbirds
    hummingbirdsover 1 year ago

    Outstanding capture!

  • Thank you Hummingbirds. Greatly appreciated.

    – MikeSquires

  • dilouise
    dilouiseover 1 year ago

    Stunning shot Mike, they really are worth waiting for.

  • Thank you Di. This is my favourite. It’s just a standard pose, but it shows what a beautiful bird this is.

    – MikeSquires

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

    Featured Thursday 17 Jan 2013

    Splendid Work. !!!

  • Thanks for your feature in ‘The Birds’ Steve. Great to be included with so many other lovely photos.

    – MikeSquires

  • dilouise
    dilouiseover 1 year ago

    Congratulations! It’s worthy of the feature, such a beautiful photo.

  • Thanks again Di. Just got my fingers warm enough to type after today’s trip to O.M.

    – MikeSquires

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    WONDERFUL capture Mike…love the colorful detail

  • Thank you Larry.

    – MikeSquires

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 1 year ago

    Fabulous shot . What a beautiful bird !

  • Thank you Renee. Yes they are beautiful birds. It may be several years before we get them again in the numbers we have had this winter, but they are well worth the wait.

    – MikeSquires

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Commendable work Mike…23 January 2013

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  • Thank you Larry. Wonderful to be featured in the ‘Natures Paintbrush’ group. – MikeSquires

    – MikeSquires

    Debra LINKEVICSover 1 year ago

    Beautiful image, wonderful detail.

  • Thank you Debra. Very much appreciated.

    – MikeSquires

  • Kat Simmons
    Kat Simmonsover 1 year ago

    Wonderful, Mike. They really are the Rolls-Royce of the bird world, so posh ; o )

  • Thank you Kat. It’s a pity we don’t get them every year in the numbers we have had this winter. They really are spectacular, and yes, they do always look so well groomed.

    – MikeSquires

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