Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy Hour

Over the past few weeks our yard has been overtaken by some migratory visitors, mainly American Robins. To alleviate some of the congestion at my neighbor's bird bath, my son and I decided to set up our own watering hole. Our two for one offer seemed to be quite the deal! (Note: don't judge me on appearance of our make shift bird bath, the birds had only good things to say)


It only took about 15 minutes for the word to get out. The Robins definitely dominated the water. Cedar Waxwings were among the other birds looking for a cool beverage, but were often kept at bay by the Robins.


The Cedar Waxwings decided they needed a plan to overthrow the Robins.


Incoming!





Finally, a truce!


Well, almost!

23 comments:

  1. What a cracking sight to see and nicely captured Tammy. This is the stuff of dreams for us UK guys.

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    1. Thanks Marc! I was glad they liked the water!

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  2. WOW, those are some crazy birds. not that you had any shortage of photo opportunities with these little guys.
    Excellent Work Tammy
    Shaun

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    1. Thank you Shaun! They were going crazy at times!

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  3. What fun, interesting images Tammy!

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    1. Thanks Mia. They were really interesting to watch!

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  4. laughing at this whole exchange! glad you got such a great influx at your open bar!

    (would you consider removing word verification?! please?!)

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    1. absolutely, I didn't even know it was on...hopefully I can figure out how to turn it off. I know it's a pain, especially with the 2 words now:) Thanks for your your comments!

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  5. Tammy, that is TOO funny! I've never seen anything like it before. How great you were able to capture it on film (so to speak). Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog. I am so delighted. ~karen

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  6. P.S. I absolutely adore your header!!

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  7. Haha this is awesome- great photos of these guys and great storyline.. Thanks for sharing them!

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  8. LOL! That's too cool! Great photos! I love the birds in flight!

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  9. Hello Tammy

    What a great serie..... it's a pleasure to see all the lovely shots, specially the last one....i like it very much.

    Greetings and a nice weekend.

    Joop

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  10. Hi Tammy..What a lovely birds..beautiful colors..Have a nice weekend..

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  11. Brilliant Tammy, that colourful little bowl was obviously spot on :-) I bet they really appreciated that drink. Cedar Waxwing is another American vagrant I managed to catch up with over here, stunning birds, it was with 400 Bohemian Waxwings, a memorable day. All the best.

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  12. Nice birds you have in your bath, Tammy. Is the one with a yellow tipped tail a Bombycilla garrulus ? If it is, we have the same bird here in Norway too, but only in the summer, no food for them in the strong winter here :-)

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  13. Genius filming. Waxwing was caught in flight, and the American Robin, both are tremendous.

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  14. Ho Tammy you put me to shame, Your pics are so good I felt as if I was there right by the bath watching them, absolutly brill.
    Have a good one Gordon.

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  15. Wow, great shots of all the beautiful birds!
    Thanks for sharing!
    The American Robin is so different from our (European) Robin.
    Have a great weekend.
    Greetings, Mette

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  16. a very nice series! I love all the images you chose. I've haven't seen a waxwing as of yet, I love their little tufted heads~!

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  17. Es una delicia visitar tu blog. Qué buenas fotos.
    Saludos

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  18. Preciosa serie y preciosas aves. Muy bien congelada la imagen.
    Saludos!!

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  19. Que buenos disparos cogidos en pleno vuelo, bellos momentos.

    Saludos.

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