Una visita gradita.

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In uno di questi giorni di neve,  con temperature stabilmente attorno ai -10 C,  abbiamo avuto la gradita visita in giardino di un piccolo gruppo di Beccofrusoni (Bombycilla garrulus).  In finnico:  Tilhi.  Purtroppo si sono trattentuti pochissimo e di conseguenza ho potuto fare pochi scatti.  Non capita frequentemente di vederli,  anche perche’ si muovono di continuo per carcare le bacche (principalmente sorbo) di cui si nutrono:  quando in un posto sono esaurite,  si spostano altrove.  Come tanti altri volatili,  si tengono lontani dagli umani;  a maggior ragione abbiamo apprezzato che si siano fermati da noi:  e’ sempre bello vederli da vicino!  Hanno quel ciuffetto e quei colori…unici!

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Uno di loro apparentemente stava di vedetta sulla punta del nostro pino argentato,  per paura dei predatori.

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Welcome guests.     One of these days a small group of Waxwings (Bombycilla garrulus) visited our garden looking for berries.  It was an absolute surprise for us and we were very happy to see them from close-up:  their colours and plumage are unique!  They usually keep off from humans and move frequently in their search for food,  so they do not visit people’s garden so often.  Unfortunately they stayed very shot time and I could take only a few shots.  Apparently one of them was standing all the time on our silver spruce top,  as a lookout post,  watching out for dangers.

Linked to:  Eileen’s Saturday’s Critters.  All Seasons by Jesh.  Image-in-ing by Sue.


17 thoughts on “Una visita gradita.

  1. Hello, your Waxwings are beautiful. Lovely yard birds and photos. Makes me wish I had more berries growing in my yard. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy you day and new week ahead.

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  2. It must have made your day to see the waxwings in your garden. They are so beautiful, and your snow and frost captures are stunning! Can’t thank you enough for sharing these awesome experiences with All Seasons! Have a beautiful week!

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