Wordless Wednesday: Fall Visitors

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  1. How cool. They are really flocking there.

  2. Nice Wednesday Post! Happy Wednesday! I cant believe the holiday season is here already! I am making homemade mac n cheese, 2 pies, and some salad to take to the inlaws! Have a great Holiday!

  3. Cedar waxwings like these always remind me of the beginning of Nabokov's Pale Fire:

    "I was the shadow of the waxwing slain
    by the false azure of the windowpane;
    I was the smudge of ashen fluff—and I
    Lived on, flew on, in the reflected sky."

    They're voracious birds. A few years ago, they descended on Ponchatoula, Lousiana, at strawberry harvest time; the berry farmers cleaned the local WalMart out of birdshot in a desperate effort to defend the strawberry fields. Many of the birds actually got drunk on fermented berries and flew away rather tipsily.

    Too much information? Sorry. But I love the picture.

  4. Oh that's really nice, Rob!
    They just pass through here. They hung out in my trees for a few minutes and then flew away. They are quite the eaters though!

  5. I bet those guys are headed our way. Unfortunately, we get some of them checking into our Wildlife Hospital from time to time. Let's hope these guys enjoy a safe trip south.

  6. I should show this to Grace, she just finished reading DuMaurier's "The Birds" and she's never looked at fowl the same.

  7. Very nice shot. Great. I wish you and your family a happy thanksgiving day.

  8. Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes but it's not my Thanksgiving!

    Scribbit- That was just a few of them. There were about 4 trees full. It looked a lot like "The Birds".

  9. That's so pretty, Chris. I've been welcoming fieldfares here, our trees were full of them yesterday and they've cleared the last of the berries. None left for Christmas!


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