“____________ and Robin”

When asked which word would best fill in the blank in the title, most would immediately answer “Batman”; and although I am a fan of any good superhero flick, my answer these days would have to be “Waxwings.”  You see, lately, whenever I see a flock of Robins in a bit of a frenzy, there tends to be an earful of Waxwings right in their midst.

These two types of birds share a craving for berries and can strip a tree clean in no time. Some eat from the branches…

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…while others clean up the leftovers that litter the ground.  I thought the yellow blur from my neighbor’s car made a nice buttery background.


Of course, after berry feasting they are in need of a beverage.


I felt sorry for the fellows below.  They were drinking a bit of rain water from the one dish that I hadn’t cleaned and filled.


Once their bellies are full and their thirst has been quenched, they will often lounge on the limbs for awhile.

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These birds truly do take my breath away!


About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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30 Responses to “____________ and Robin”

  1. Bill says:

    Hey Kathy, I had only seen one waxwing before in my life, last year. Last week there were at least 30 in my yard taking turns sipping from my fountain. Beautiful!

  2. David says:

    Lovely images! I adore waxwings! As a child in the U.K. they were the bird I wanted to see. I’ve been lucky enough to see them here in the US twice and I am really keen to photograph them. You have done a stunning job!

  3. A treat to view. Wonderful shots!

  4. Mary says:

    They are so beautiful — they are so sleek and their feathers look so smooth. What kind of berries are those? Beautiful photos.

  5. Jodi says:

    Wow – they take my breath away too – absolutely stunning! so smooth and slick and velvetty! GORGEOUS!

  6. I love Cedar Waxwings, their bold contrasts are so striking! Fantastic captures, Kathy!

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    So truly AWESOME is my description!! Just so love these birds! ❤ Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos Kathy! 😍

  8. Tiny says:

    Gorgeous captures, Kathy! In my childhood in the Nordic forests I used to see both birds around the Rowan trees and our feeder, but then I also liked Batman & Robin 🙂

  9. Sue says:

    Gorgeous birds, fab photos!!

  10. They are so pretty. Would love to see one in my yard.

  11. Trail Walker says:

    Mine too, Kathy. Literally! One of my favorite birds, and this is a wonderful gallery of waxwing images. Kudos to you!

  12. Not certain I’ve ever seen a waxwing. Beautiful birds.

  13. Sheila Moss says:

    Very pretty. I don’t think we have them in this area.

  14. These guys are gorgeous and they look like they have on superhero masks, too! As always, fantastic photos.

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