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Bohemian Rhapsody by Jamie  Green

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That’s what I was in,when I came across a flock of Waxwings in Morecambe,Lancashire,NW England this a.m. 15th Nov 2012.
They come to the UK in winter from Scandinavia.Mostly only a few,but in some years there are “irruptions” of hundreds of birds.At the moment in NW England,there are over 700 reported in groups of up to 100. This was was in a group of 70+. These were the first I’d seen for 5 years.
Sony Alpha 350 DSLR Tamron70-300 zoom,edited in Photoshop
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Britain’s Nature Nov 2012
Nature’s Wonders Nov 2012
Beautiful North Of England Nov 2012
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. Source Wikipedia

Living in the English Lake District,Cumbria,NW England with a love of photographing locations in Cumbria and Scotland, especially landscapes.

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  • SteveJackson
    SteveJacksonabout 2 years ago

    Superbly captured !

  • Cheers Steve

    – Jamie Green

  • Olga Zvereva
    Olga Zverevaabout 2 years ago

    Great image of this beautiful bird.

  • Thanks very much Olga

    – Jamie Green

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfabout 2 years ago

    He’s a beauty, what a find.

  • I was chuffed to say the least Colin.And they were in the tree right next to the burger van,so I had a celebratory Bacon & Egg butty

    – Jamie Green

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 2 years ago

    Great shot, Jamie – I used to get them in my apple tree when I lived in the country

  • You were very lucky.The last big invasion of 5 years ago,we had some in the rowan tree behind our house but this year there are no berries on it.

    – Jamie Green

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Nice capture Jamie, with an interestingt read

  • Thanks very much Larry

    – Jamie Green

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 2 years ago

    What a great find Jamie – comes from being in the right place at the right time ! Lovely looking bird, well taken !

  • I had a hunch they were there Roy (well more than a hunch,I rang the local I did miss out on a possible lifetime first the same day.It had buggered off just before I got there.

    – Jamie Green

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous capture, Jamie. What a gorgeous bird. The only birds that sit still for me are crows and pigeons, and the odd seagull. lol. x

  • Ah poor Agnes.Try treacle on the tree branck,They stick around a bit longer

    – Jamie Green

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago

    A beautiful capture!!

  • Thanks very much Lorilee

    – Jamie Green

  • micel
    micelabout 2 years ago

  • Coo,thanks ever so Michael

    – Jamie Green

  • Cliff Williams
    Cliff Williamsabout 2 years ago

    Really like this Jamie!!

  • Thanks very much Cliff.I was delighted to get so close.I have a series of shots of him trying to get a berry and eat it.It made me laugh.

    – Jamie Green

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