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Flock of cedar waxwings

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When I was driving home on Floral Park Dr. on the morning of February 26th, something similar to what occurred last October happened in almost the same place, except that instead of a single vulture on the arm of a street light I spotted a flock of cedar waxwings, Bombycilla cedrorum, high up in some bare treetops. I continued home, got my crop-sensor EOS 7D, put on my longest lens, and went back to the spot where I’d seen the birds. Some flew away upon my arrival, but enough stayed put for me to take a few pictures. This photograph included more cedar waxwings than you see here, but I’ve zoomed in so that even at this small picture size you can better see some of the features of these bright birds.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 12, 2013 at 6:20 AM

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