Minus 23C

20160113-010-3A Collection of Waxwings. Out betimes, as the saying has it in temperatures of -11degC (windchill -23C) and bright sunshine. A small flock of Cedar Waxwings flew into the dense hedges around the fields east of the MBO site.  They seemed to be unconcerned about the noisy crunching as I approached on snowshoes, stopping every ten paces expecting them to fly off to take a photograph … but they worked out that I wasn’t a threat with those big things on my feet and so just sat there. Here’s one that allowed me to approach to about 20ft distance – I didn’t push it any more.  Lovely birds – winter birding is the best by far.

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