Saturday, 17 November 2012

When he was 'just' David

Reading Killy Birder's post about Sir David Attenborough reminded me of one of my treasured possessions.  As a younger (yes, and slimmer and more hirsute) man I had delusions of being a wildlife photographer (if I'd known then what I know now!!).  I wrote to Mr A as he was then over 30 years ago and actually got a handwritten response.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Bohemian Rhapsody

They have unique red tips to some of the wing feathers where the shafts extend beyond the barbs; in the Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings, these tips look like sealing wax, and give the group its common name (Holloway 2003).

So to today's flock on Langdale Drive in any bush with berries on it, and down to five or so feet at times.  Superb!