Saturday, January 28, 2012

Masked Men



About 75 of these cedar waxwings flew into my backyard the other day.  They were intrigued at what all the other birds were doing at the feeders, but did not join them.  Sometimes they come into the water dish and I was hoping they would so that I could take a closer photo.  I fiddled with this photo above since it was taken through the window and has a misty feel to it a a result..you know, that double "pained" look. (Click image for closer view.)  Maybe it can be my new banner for this blog?

Maybe some of my readers remember the drama with Zorro a few years ago.  If not you can go here and here and if you need a conclusion to the drama you can click here.


17 comments:

Shrinky said...

I've never seen these before, they truly ARE like masked men, aren't they? Double-pained or not, it's still a wonderful capture.

Bengts fotoblogg said...

Lovely birds, great shot.

Mystic Meandering said...

The picture is beautifully ethereal looking. We don't get cedar wax wings here, but we did recently have an influx of dozens and dozens of robins and blackbirds descending in our backyard in shifts... Strange... I'll be back to read the links and get the full story :)

Mage said...

That's really beautiful.

Robert Sobczak said...

Striking birds ... and a great photo. It shows them clearly but also has lots of mood.

Brian Miller said...

wow that is quite the gaggle of them...75...very pretty birds....

chris said...

i had cedar waxwings at the holly two mornings ago, very early. no time to get the camera, though, and i haven't seen them since. yours are beautiful and i think they'd make a great banner. love the shimmery pale yellow leaves!

Dave King said...

I was thinking it would make a great mural, but a banner certainly. I love the misty feel, wouldn't want to change that!
A real masterpiece.

SueAnn said...

This photo would make a great banner! I love it
Hugs
SueAnn

Robert Sobczak said...

That's an amazing photograph. It would be very nice framed. Is your resolution good enough to do so?

Linda said...

The post before this was a cardinal who was bossy, not a jay.(apologies) Your cedar waxwings here are just so handsome! *sigh* I love the double pain effect, it does look misty. The yellow leaves create a nice rhythmic effect. Lovely. The birds are like all of "us" coming to visit you too. Lots of company. =D

Dave said...

These are nice little birds Tabor. Those 'masks' sure make them look like Zorro. - Dave

Peruby said...

That is a beautiful photo!

Pauline said...

Fabulous header! I love the misty look. When I was a small girl, I was sure cedar waxwings had been hand-painted. They still look that way to me.

Jenny Woolf said...

Beautiful picture, it looks like one of those amazing wallpapers you sometimes see in old stately homes, I don't know why it reminds me of that, something about the subtle shades. Things taken through a rainy or misty window can look very good.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, I love the 'masked men'... Those Waxwings are such beautiful birds --but they do not come to bird feeders...

One time we were visiting a waterfall ---and I happened to see a bunch of Cedar Waxwings... I got so excited that I even forgot about the waterfall... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

kerrdelune said...

Oh Tabor, what a spectacular image, and it makes a wonderful banner!