Monday, 19 November 2012

Welsh Waxwings and a surprise Buzzard!!

After driving many miles last week to photograph these beautiful birds, low and behold the Waxwing invasion reached North Wales, and of all places they were 10 minutes from home, on the exotic location of Deeside Industrial Estate!! On the site there are a lot of Waxwings favourite, Rowan Trees and it seems they had spent a lot of the week slowly stripping the berries. These are such obliging birds to photograph, and I hope you enjoy this selection, not only a pleasure to photograph, it was a great morning as it was the first time Sharon had seen a Waxwing.

















After this successful morning, we returned a couple of mornings later, but they were no where to be seen and had obviously moved on. But it was not a wasted trip, as the bird life on this industrial site is plentiful and I still managed some varied shots.

A lovely Buzzard perched on the fence that borders the site



Mistle Thrush


Carrion Crow





  1. Brilliant work Gary, what a lovely surprise for you and Sharon to find them so close to home!

  2. Brilliant stuff, obliging little buggers aren't they.

    A joy to view your work Gary, and the Buzzard....WOW.

  3. Wonderful images Gary and I am so amazed to see the berries on your Rowans I have one in my garden and a massive one in the car park alongside my house... stripped of berries weeks ago and not a leaf in sight.

  4. Brilliant series, the Waxwings has got to be the fave for me, and a precious Buzzard. Beautiful photos.

  5. Gary. Very pleased that you got the waxwings....very often the case that they are just down the road !! Great for Sharon too ,now she can paint her own waxwing. Super buzzard as well.

  6. Wow! These are absolutely fantastic, Gary! Some of the best I've seen! Really gorgeous photos!

  7. Fabulous bird shots, Gary!! Thank you.

  8. Fantastic set of Waxwing shots Gary, if only we had some berry bearing shrubs here! Like that Buzzard too!

  9. Superb Gary! They are truly stunning birds, bring on the Waxwing winter!
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  10. Brilliant images Gary,looks like you and Sharon had a wonderful time with these photogenic birds.

  11. Excellent set of the Waxwings Gary.
    Still waiting to see them here.

  12. Superb shots Gary, bvoth Waxwings and Buzzard. I don't know how you managed to get a Buzzard so close (even with a telephoto) but nice one. Sharon would be in her element with all those Waxwings posing up like that.

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