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Canon
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Canon EOS 7D
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Mar 4, 2012, 3:44:18 PM
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Bohemian Waxwing by Ryser915 Bohemian Waxwing by Ryser915
I had this Bohemian Waxwing (along with 18 others and 16 Cedar Waxwings) yesterday feeding on crab apples in western Massachusetts. Although the snow in the background and overcast skies made the light situation very difficult, I was extremely happy. Rare and irregular winter visitors from the far north, Bohemians are one of my favorite birds, and I certainly wish they showed up more in Massachusetts. The much rarer Bohemian Waxwing differs from the Cedar Waxwing in a few ways. They are slightly larger, have reddish under tails, and white and yellow stripes on closed wings. In my opinion, they are also much cooler. Their calls are also noticeably more robust and deeper.

New Salem, Massachusetts

March 4, 2012
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swashbuckler Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh the Bohemian variation, love those greedy birds.
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ChicaDelMar Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo and bird! Great timing. :clap:
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talessak Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Seems like a paiting :la:
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thebirdlover Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice picture and I agree: It really is a beautyful bird. I like birds a lot, but i'm not shure if I know just half of what you know ;-)
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BazarDeLaNature Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great shot, the white backgroud is great!
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MarkHossackPhoto Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely shot!
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xxoikilluoxx Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
He like berry's.
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K-A-Varley Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
They're rare visitors to the UK too, it's estimated that they visit the UK once every 4 years. They are nice birds and the ones that do visit the town I live, don't seem to mind the frenzy of fascinated birders because we scare away the song thrush who attack them :XD: btw nice shot :)
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Mirix Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Beautiful bird and beautiful shot! :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing capture! Very clear and beautiful! :)
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