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Saturday, December 11, 2010

I didn't twitch!!!

I had to visit a building society today. I could go closer to home but its always a nice excuse to take dad for a ride so off we headed to Sudbury. Business done we went on to Long Melford.

Now this is our "normal route" on such occasions BUT I will admit I did have a slight hope I might see "something".

I left dad reading the paper and off I went. Now I only had my pocket bins and my travel zoom, I knew I needed to be off left and I glanced up at a tree.... promising! Bins up... nice!! I followed the road round and there were a few chaps with MASSIVE lenses. Alas my little travel zoom was not ideal but I gave it a go.

Waxwings!! There were loads about coming into some smaller trees in smaller numbers.














We then on to Clare to eat our sarnies and had a stroll around.

VERY SATISFYING!

9 comments:

oldcrow61 said...

Great shots of the waxwings Pete.

Anonymous said...

Thats a funny lookin' Waxwing - that last one Pete! LOL!

C

Eagleseagles said...

Actually - they are a really lovely bird and nicely captured!

C

Tricia said...

Well considering the lens, then they are good shots of a real beauty but I know it's frustrating if you need something you don't have with you.

To twitch or not to twitch.... not spots regardless (not that I'm at all jealous of course)

Ragged Robin said...

Well done, Pete and its great to see some waxwing photos especially when you still haven't seen the real thing yourself :D.
I must admit there are a few species (and waxwings are definitely one of these) that I will twitch if they are fairly local.

ST said...

very nice

holdingmoments said...

Excellent Pete.
They always bring a wave of magic when they appear.

Cindy said...

This is spooky - we were in the Clare Country Park yesterday! We seem to be following each other around :-)

Janine said...

Lovely waxwing shots. With all the cold weather that we have been having here, I hope to see them soon as well!