Cedar Waxwing at UBC Farm (part 3)


ISO 400 | 300mm | f/7.1 | 1/1600

Cedar Waxwing | Jaseur des cèdres |Bombycilla cedrorum: This may very well be the last instalment of the Cedar Waxwing photos I was lucky enough to get at the UBC Farm (I am not likely to go back to this spot in large part because I discovered these birds had a nest nearby and did not want to disturb or tell the resident Red-tailed Hawk where it is).

Now if I were to write humorous captions for the two photos below, they might read:

  • “Those red berries look really good!”
  • “Hey, come back here, I wanted some of that!”

All three photos taken on June 3, 2015, with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED. Not baited, called in or set up.


ISO 450 | 300mm | f/5.6 | 1/1000


ISO 500 | 300mm | f/5.6 | 1/1000


5 thoughts on “Cedar Waxwing at UBC Farm (part 3)

    1. Thank you. CEWA’s are indeed especially photogenic when they eat berries (which also happens to be the time when strike the most interesting poses for the camera!).

      1. these are almost always too far away for me to photograph, and their backs are usually not facing me, so I sometimes think I have photographed Bohemian Waxwings! 🙂

      2. Waxwings are hit and miss — most of my shots are the product of pure luck. And some years, they are quite abundant and can be found in large flocks, others, not so much. Look for smaller bushes with colourful (black, blue or red) berries, you never know what you’ll find there!

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