Bohemian Waxwing by Larry Trupp

I produced this video for our Birdwatching Group at FortWhyte Alive in Winnipeg…For those who love the birds…Enjoy


Captured on the back grounds of Shelmerdine Nursery just east of Headingly, Manitoba, Canada.

Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus..81/4 in. (21cm)..Similiar to the Cedar waxwing (yellow tip on tail), but larger and grayer, with no yellow on their belly. Wings with strong white, or white and yellow markings, warmer brown to face..Note: deep rusty undertail coverts (white in cedar waxwings). The bohemian waxwing got its name not only for the red waxy tips on mature feathers, but also for its bohemian behavior. They often travel in large normadic flocks…Shape in-flight very starling-like.

Voice Zreee, rougher than the thin note of the cedar waxwing….To hear their song click HERE

Habitat: In summer, boreal forests, muskeg; In winter widespread in search of berries, especially in towns where plantings fruiting trees can attract them.

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTI, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS Av 13.0 Shutter Speed 1/200 IS0 400 Focal Length 480mm

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Larry,..

  • Good Morning John
    Always appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 4 years ago

    Greeting from Bangkok, this is the Splendid artwork; and I love it:)
    My friends; which I have tight time but I feel happy to join, please accept my honour visit instead shortly reply.
    Hugs someone you love today…life is too short as we know.

    Take care,

  • Good Morning Kornrawiee
    Your comments are always appreciated
    Thanks ever so much

    – Larry Trupp

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture, Larry. Love the little bits of red throughout.

  • Good Morning Dot
    Always appreciate your kind comments

    – Larry Trupp

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    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    What a beauty, Larry! Wonderful capture and a very interesting video, too. Most informative!

  • I appreciate your comments
    Thanks Mike…Glad you liked the video

    – Larry Trupp

  • jules572
    jules572over 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this video Larry, so many times we can only hear the birds as they hide out of our sight. The Bohemian Waxwing is such a beautiful bird and one that is not often seen, nice capture…Jules

  • I appreciate your comments
    Thanks Jules…Glad you liked the video

    – Larry Trupp

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 4 years ago

    All fluffed out to keep warm!! Wonderful capture in the berry tree and its coloring is just beautiful.

  • I appreciate your comments
    Thanks Ciana…Hope you liked the video

    – Larry Trupp

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    Larry, what gorgeous color. Beautiful capture. Barb

  • Thanks Barbara
    Much appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • rasim1
    rasim1over 4 years ago

    Great capture.Merry Christmas and Happy New year with your family.

  • Hi Rasim
    I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

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