3/1/11

Bohemian Waxwings

On Sunday my husband and I went down to Mud Lake for a little walk. Without a car, I love that we can get there so easily; the buses run right along the river and down the street. It is the perfect place to spend a couple of hours in the woods, and still be close to home.

Although I haven’t been bird watching like I had meant to this winter, I always have my eyes and ears open when I go out anywhere. I finally saw a group of Bohemian Waxwings~ a huge flock of them, actually. They were stuffing themselves full of berries high up in the treetops, and making lots of noise. I wish I had a video setting on my camera for moments like these.

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cedar waxwing

cedar waxwing berries cedar waxwing drop

cedar waxwing in flight

They were very entertaining to watch, and really exotic-looking, with their crests and masks. Maybe they are cardinals in disguise…

3 comments:

  1. These guys are actually Bohemian Waxwings (notice the brown rump: Cedar Waxwings have a white rump and Bohemians have a brown rump). There have been huge flocks of Bohemians hanging around Mud Lake the last while with one lone Cedar Waxwing mixed in.

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  2. Thank you, Chris :) That is great to know!

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  3. Wow, these are awesome and beautiful birds. I have seen the Cedar waxwings around here from afar but not caught them with my camera as of yet. I know they are berry eaters and I probably missed my chance this year! They're pretty big, too!

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