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Here we go round the mulberry bush…

We hadn’t seen photos of the cedar waxwings lately, so we thought they might have bulked up on enough mulberries and headed back to where they came from. But it’s not too far so we headed out to check on the situation for ourselves. There was plenty of activity in the mulberry trees, but as it was before, the action was deep in the shadows and hard to focus the camera. Which explains the vast majority of terrible photos I took today, plus the surprise of discovering that the bird I was taking pictures of wasn’t a cedar waxwing at all. I didn’t get a decent shot of the cardinal that was there, or the red breasted woodpecker, but at least I recognized them as I took my shots. But several birds were a total surprise when I looked at my photos in the camera.

There was a gray catbird enjoying the bounty.
And this red-breasted grosbeak also came as a surprise. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before.
But the cedar waxwings were still there in numbers, still flitting from branch to. branch.
Thankfully I was able to spot a few of them posing nicely and in the open.
This is as close as I got to getting a shot of one in flight.
Another nice pose.
I thought they might have stripped the trees of berries by now, but there still seemed to be plenty for all.
Lunch is served.

I’m still getting used to the new Canon r7 camera, with its new rf 100-400 lens, plus I also used the 1.4 extender. I have friends who will spend days studying the ins and outs of any new camera or lens that they may buy. I should take a lesson, I still need to study up on this new technology. I always have been a procrastinator. I once said something to my mother about one of my kids being a procrastinator and she asked me where I thought they got that from. Gee, I wonder…

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