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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Critter finds frozen fruit falls down, not up

"Mmm, that looks good..."

"...hey, wait! Where did it go?"
Richard Schear photos

Unfortunately, these pictures will not enlarge well, as they were taken from Dick's home office through a dirty window, and a dirty window-screen. However, I couldn't resist posting these because of the expressions on this Cedar Waxwing's face: first when he spots a shriveled, frozen crabapple, and then when he tries to pick it, only to find it immediately disappears!
Earlier the same day, I saw other birds in our ornamental crabapple tree, knocking the fruit to the ground, then going down to dig it out of the snow. There is still plenty of fruit on the upper branches, but the lower branches have been picked clean by the small herd of mule deer who visit our yard.

Posted for Camera Critters,
hosted every week by Misty Dawn at My Dogs Keep me Sane.
Also posted for Shadow Shot Sunday, hosted by Tracy at Hey Harriet!

28 comments:

Mara said...

Funny! But you never know, perhaps it did fall up?

Martha Z said...

If we take time to watch, natures creatures will provide endless entertainment.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a wonderful sighting!

VioletSky said...

He's looking for someone to blame for this!

Ralph said...

This inquisitive avian has it all figured out - until the law of gravity upset his carefully laid plans. It is time for the bird to regroup and find more frozen fruit...

ladyfi said...

That poor bird. What a priceless expression on its face!

Sylvia K said...

Cute little bugger! Great shadow shot for the day! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Kay! Enjoy and stay warm!!

Sylvia

Lynette Killam said...

Ha...these are great shots, Kay! Love the look on the poor guy's face as he tries to figure out what happened! I do hope he was able to find another treat.

I really enjoyed this post as Cedar Waxwings are one of my favourite birds, and we don't see them often out this way.Perhaps you'll post others in the furture!

Do have a wonderful weekend with Dick and Lindy...:)

Lynette
Imagination Lane

Alissa Nicolau said...

Pretty birdie! Hugo and I were watching a blue jay and a female cardinal out the kitchen window just yesterday.

Kay said...

Even through the cloudy window, the coloring on that waxwing is just awesome.

Mr Puddy said...

MOL..May be the birdy is begging for Miracle ..HA!

Gary said...

They're not only beauties, but they're funny also. Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River, Canada.

EG Wow said...

I like the humour here, Kay! :)

Julie said...

What an exceedingly handsome bird he is, and one of which I am ignorant - not surprisingly.

sue said...

So worth posting! Who cares about grime when you can share shots like that!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

how cute are these shots. And I agree who cares about a bit of grime when you get to take lovely shots.

Greyscale Territory said...

A priceless moment! Even the wildlife experience good and bad days!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

So very very pretty!!! I do enjoy bird watching...you've captured a bit of nature's perfection here!

My Shadow Shot Link BOARDWALK along the wildlife refuge

eileeninmd said...

Cute shots, the Waxwings are beautiful birds.

Dianne said...

what a cutie :)

Leslie said...

I've never seen a Cedar Waxwing except in photos, but I think they are the most beautiful birds!

Gattina said...

The bird looks quiet angry, maybe because of the dirty windows ? I don't see any dirt, though ! lol !
The countdown starts for your holidays !

Joan said...

Poor guy! I am sure he will find another though. :)

John S. Mead said...

What a humorous post! I love the waxwings.... such interesting looks they have.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He's adorable -- I will look at cedar waxwings anytime through any kind of screen. (And I don't see any dirt. You should see mine..probably couldn't even see the bird through them.)

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

My Shadow post, have a great week ahead.

forgetmenot said...

Lovely, I like those hazy shadows in the back. Very nice shot. Mickie

Paula Scott said...

That waxwing should go down to Tracy's in Brisbane where the kookaburras get daily feasts on her porch!
Lovely bird-they are beautiful, aren't they?