Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bohemian Waxwings

I was very excited about two weeks ago when a Bohemian Waxwing showed up in my backyard; the excitement was appropriate.

On Wednesday, Hector Galbraith and I followed a posting on VT Bird list serve of Bohemian Waxwings on the campus of Putney School. The reported 50 BOWAs exceeded all expectations. Hector's count was 250, though a few (but not many) Cedar Waxwings may have been mixed into that count.





What drew us to the campus in particular was the report of a Pine Warbler at the suet feeder outside of a classroom window. It was till present, resting on a window sill under the protective drip edge of a window. Not much of a picture, but another documentation of a bird that has no business trying to cope with a Vermont winter.

Pine Warbler
Good birding!

8 comments:

Chris said...

Superb Chris, I'm happy you got to see them also! They are so nice birds... Beautiful pictures you got!

Kelly said...

Wow...Bohemian Waxwings!! Your photos are gorgeous too. They look right at home among those crabapples, but the poor little Pine Warbler!

p.s. The title and photos in your previous post made me laugh! Loved those photos...

Beyond My Garden said...

Smiles and cheers for the gorging bohemians.
nellie

Sonnie said...

WOW! Thanks for brightening my morning.

Julie G. said...

Wonderful pictures of beautiful birds! Fantastic!

Steve Borichevsky said...

Love 'em!

Susan W. said...

The Waxwings are gorgeous! It's still hard for me to get excited about warblers, though.

Anonymous said...

I think I've just seen a large group of maybe 40 Bohemian Waxwings here in Northeast Ohio. I was in the car and I thought that it was an unusually large group of tufted titmice but it had that black stripe across the eye. Your photos helped me identify them! I've never seen them here before!

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