Monday, January 3, 2011

Invasion

Yesterday the cedar waxwings came, and came, and came.  I never saw so many birds at one time.  Every tree in our area wall full of them.  As I stood in our driveway they flew around me, over me, right by my head.  The air was alive with their excited voices and the fluff of their wings.  I did get a video but not the one I wanted.  They clung to our old pine tree and they were as thick on it as pine cones, they hung upside down and scrambled for a seat.  I really wondered if the tree might tip over from their weight.  I thought I was getting that on the camera but I messed up and didn't get it.  But it's in my memory.  I'm so glad I was there for the show. .       Diane

7 comments:

Pondside said...

What a good shot that is, Diane - they look like decorations on the tree.
I heard that somewhere in the US thousands of blackbirds have just fallen out of the sky - I believe it was in Arkansas. Very strange!

Heidi said...

Thats like right out of a Hitchcock film....and how did you know I wiped out this afternoon on that ice getting the coal with Cory! thank God for the padding this afternoon!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Diane... That's alot of birds in one place... I love the Cedar Waxwings --and remember the first time I saw them. We were looking for a waterfall --and I saw a bunch in a tree. I was so excited --even moreso than the waterfall... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is amazing.I knew these birds like to be in flocks,but I have never seen that many at once.
Blessings,Ruth

Jayne said...

WOW Diane! That's amazing that you had a flock so large!!

Laurie said...

I love cedar waxwings Diane, what a special treat to see so many at once!

Name: Amanda said...

When they all swoop and soar together it always amazes me that they are in such unison. xobean