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
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).