Yesterday, I went out in the backyard to get some wood for the wood stove and saw quite a few birds in a large maple tree on the edge of my property. I realized they were feeding on some buds on the tree. We had a couple of days of really warm weather here (one day in the 60′s) and I think it tricked this tree into thinking spring had arrived.
So, I ran inside and grabbed my 7D and 400 mm lens and took a few shots. I really couldn’t tell what kind of birds these were until I got back inside and processed them with Lightroom. There were some robins (I’m surprised they are still here), starlings (yuck), and a bird I’ve been trying to photo for a while – Cedar Waxwings! I was really amped about these shots, mainly because I think these are beautiful birds, but I haven’t been able to get any decent shots of them.
Here are a few from yesterday.