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Saturday, January 12, 2019

The Bandits Are Back

Song - Blackbird by Paul McCartney

The berry bandits that is.......Cedar Waxwings with their marvelous bandit masks on!

 They usually appear near the end of January as that is when the Privet berries ripen.

 Today happened to be a nice sunny day and as I set up my camera even more birds began to arrive.

I was outside taking these photos for about half an hour.

 Suddenly they all flew off as a small sized hawk flew directly at them!

 This isn't a great shot but it does show the bright yellow tail tip and the red wax color
under their wings. And that's how he got his name - "Waxwing"

 The hawk came in so swiftly that I didn't even get a change to take his picture.

It's been several hours now and the Waxwings have not returned.

Hopefully tomorrow but it's supposed to rain.

"Faith is the bird that feels the light 
when the dawn is still dark."

--Rabindranath Tagore

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