Long awaited visit – The Waxwing

Hvert år – vanligvis i November – ankommer en flokk med sidensvans på vei sydover, men
ikke forrige året. Og derfor var spenningen stor gjennom November i år . . .
Plutselig en morgen ankom ene flokk på 20-30 sidensvans, men – av en eller annen grunn stanset de bare for 5-10 minutter i toppen av et kastanjetre før de hastig fløy videre!
Så plutselig bare et par dager før jul så ankom et forsinket ektepar som satte pris på at vi fortsatt hadde ferske bær å tilby, men selvsagt måtte de registrere seg i gjesteboken . . .
Every year – usually in the month of November – a large flock of Waxwings stop by to refresh themselves on fresh berries in our garden, but last year there were suddenly none!
At last a large flock of 20-30 birds stopped by in the top of a local chestnut tree – but only for 5-10 minutes – and them they flew on towards the South!
So finally – a couple of days ago – and old couple stopped by. Extremely happy that we were still able to offer fresh berries! But of course, they had to register in our guest book.
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Og tusen takk for visitten!
And thank you so much for your short visit!

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16 Responses to Long awaited visit – The Waxwing

  1. Very beautiful photos indeed! I enjoy your pics on your site, some breathtaking shots for sure, keep it up! Some of your photos look like they could be from this area, I’m from Canada. These birds come around here too and usually spend about 3 months before heading back north, I was able to get a pic of one this winter which was a treat for me. If you have time, come check out my blog!
    https://stevescountry.com
    Steve.

    • Seenorway says:

      Good morning, Steve –
      I see your into birds and other wildlife. Canada is a great country for just that! I used to follow a Canadian photographer a few years back called ‘Lyle’ (and I’ve forgotten his surname, if I ever had it?) He spent hours on hours in the back of his lorry and managed to get som pretty impressive pictures of wolves, moose. bears and even falcons and the snowy owl out hunting. But he decided to terminate his blog a couple of years back.
      I once visted Toronto and have been to Vancouver BC on 4-5 occasions, but I’ve seen nothing from the Canadian wildlife myself. Anyway – it’s ages back in time – early 1961/62 I believe, but my memory is getting a bit fuzzy (and I guess so is the rest of me as well 🙂 ) Welcome to my blog!
      A small hint to make it easier to handle: Instead for radom searches through my archives, open any post at will, At the very end of it you’ll find a hyperlink taking you to my ‘INDEX’. In my index everything is listed alphabetically under their respective counties and you may find what you might be looking for in seconds. Since you don’t know when I dis a certain report – if at all – you have to open my whole archive of 1600 post and possibly realize that I never made that particular report! 🙂 Try it out! It’s easy!

      • Thanks for the info on your index, I will try that next time I visit later today. Certainly do enjoy your photos! I have always wanted to visit over that way. Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you will continue to do so and maybe ‘follow’ too! I hope you have a great day.

  2. utesmile says:

    Beautiful bird and great shots. You know all the names so well!

    • Seenorway says:

      I don’t really! At times it’s a bit of a detectives work to find an acceptable name as many of our small friends do have different names depending on the country! It may be a bit tricky at times! 🙂

  3. Amazing Bird Beautiful shots

  4. Bela Johnson says:

    Beautiful bird! 😊

  5. Paola says:

    Beautiful and strange. Happy New Year!

  6. Waxwings are a rare winter visitor to the UK…mainly visit the north down to the midlands.. Likewise last year I didn’t get to see one and friends caught sight of only small numbers. So far this year none…… but until now it just hasn’t been cold, there visits tend to be along with those cold arctic winds and snows. We wait to see what the weather does this new year. 🙂

    • Seenorway says:

      When you take a real close look, they are really well equipped with feathers/downs for arctic surroundings, but they always seem to pass around mid-November, but like you have observed – much less in numbers than before! I wonder why?!

  7. -Eugenia says:

    Cute little birds with lovely markings. I’m sure they appreciate your garden. I bet your guest book is pretty full. 🙂

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