Waxwing lyrical again

by on Feb.11, 2013, under Birdwatching, Family and friends, Northumberland, Southeast Northumberland

One of my favourite birds eased the pain of a shopping trip to Morpeth on Saturday morning.  Why a painful shopping trip?…well, going to order a pair of reading glasses was my acceptance that my eyesight (at least my near vision) isn’t what it was when I was younger.  I do a lot of reading, but I’ve reached the point where my arms simply aren’t long enough to hold things far enough away for me to be able to read them, and I can’t grow longer arms…

As we approached Morpeth, it was comforting to realise that my vision, beyond a few feet, is still fine, as a distant flock of birds resolved into a group of at least 38, outrageously beautiful, Bohemian Waxwings.  There really isn’t too much in the way of subtlety where Waxwings are involved and, shopping trip completed, I positioned myself with camera.  Take a few shots…move closer…take a few shots…move closer.  Then the inevitable happened and the birds moved closer to me, and too close to focus on (with the camera, not with my eyes!).  Before that though, I did manage just under 300 images 🙂

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Bohemian Waxwings,Northumberland,bird photography tuition,bird photography holidays

Bohemian Waxwing,Northumberland,bird photography tuition,bird photography holidays

Bohemian Waxwing,Northumberland,bird photography tuition,bird photography holidays

Bohemian Waxwing,Northumberland,bird photography holidays,bird photography tuition

Bohemian Waxwing,Northumberland,bird photography tuition,bird photography holidays

Bohemian Waxwing,Northumberland,bird photography tuition,bird photography holidays

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