Friday, April 15, 2011

The Return of Zorro?




I was very thrilled to see three of these birds hanging out in a nearby wild cherry tree just above the bird feeders last afternoon. They had not actually visited the feeders, but since they arrived on a counting day and were very close, I counted them.

I couldn't help but wonder if one of them was the bird I had saved several winters ago. It would be so cool if he had come back just to check out the scene of rescue.

The pictures are not the best (and I apologize) as they sat high above me, but I was so happy to see these waxwings, and they rarely stay very long, that I posted these photos anyway.   They look like bandits and they behave like bandits.  They arrive in large groups, wear masks, hang out for a short while and then disappear to somewhere else.  Other than leaving juniper berry poop all over the ground (or ones car), I just love the waxy red and yellow tips on their feathers and their soft silky look and that sexy mysterious black mask.




13 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

They sure know how to pose. Quite a self-possessed fellow at the top.

Brian Miller said...

very nice...nice zorro reference as well...smiles.

Bossy Betty said...

They are beauties aren't they? If it is not the one you save, most certainly, he has heard of you, kind lady, and has come back to sing you a song.

Kikit said...

Well-captured Tabor :)

Dave said...

Aren't the birds great? It's always nice to see and hear them - Dave

Granny Annie said...

We were stopped at a light yesterday and saw three birds land on the median. They were three different types of bird and I thought that was unusual to see them pecking the ground together as if they could tell no difference. How was that for a life lesson? Love you photos and love the name of Zorro.

Linda said...

Barry's mum saved a robin once and it came back every year to nest. Nice of the little fellow to bring his whole horde of friends to poop all over your car. These waxwings are handsome fellows though. I'm glad you were able to capture them for us to see. Thanks for sharing, Tabor.

Kerri said...

I'd be thrilled to see them too :) Lucky you!
I did my last official count on the 1st and 2nd of April because it ended on the 8th. Are you just counting for fun now? I find I still count just from habit (and curiosity) :)
Wouldn't it be fun to know if one of the birds was indeed your little rescued Zorro?

Beverly said...

He came by to be near medical facilities....
Love the pics!

Hilary said...

They're wonderful birds and I see them on very rare occasions around here. Always a thrill though

One Woman's Journey said...

As always - you make me smile with your special words...

Pauline said...

we have cedar waxwings here - they look as though they've been dipped in paint.

deb colarossi said...

We're only just getting cedar waxwings in our area here in the last two years or so.
I love them.

these are really great photos