Photo of the Day: Bohemian Waxwing

Photo of the Day: Bohemian Waxwing

Laure Neish's fortuitous timing pays off.

By Chelsea Harvey
Published: 06/18/2014

By mid-April, the Bohemian waxwings have usually left Penticton, British Columbia. But one recent year, Laure Neish was pleasantly surprised when they stuck around her hometown longer than usual.

She was even more surprised by the timing of the photo, which she managed to snap just before the falling mountain ash berry dropped out of the frame. Luckily, the tasty morsel didn't go to waste. "It was only lost to the waxwing, because on the ground a gathering of robins and starlings were picking up any berries that were dropped," Neish says.

This image was a Top 100 photo from the 2012 Audubon Magazine Photography Awards. To see all of the photos, click here.

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Chelsea Harvey

Chelsea Harvey is a freelance writer with a special interest in wildlife conservation. Follow her on Twitter @chelseaharvey91.

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