I had to look it up, but that’s some cool name. For one cool bird.
I’ve always loved this bird, although I’ve only seen it briefly once or twice in my life. This was, however, rectified today.
On a slightly aimless photo-walk in the brilliant winter weather, I literally walked straight into a flock of birds feeding off berries at the edge of the copse. I’d been thinking to shoot the berries, and ended up with a full dozen bohemian waxwings as a bonus!
They were really unconcerned with my presence. I could stomp around in the crackling frozen undergrowth to find the best angle without them being bothered at all, and the only downsides were – eventually – fading light and freezing hands…
I wonder if there is any chance at all that they might be back there tomorrow…?