Saturday, February 5, 2011
Bohemian Waxwing Influx
I came across this flock while driving down Quidi Vidi Road. The roads, of course, are narrowed due to the amount of snow and without much room, I pulled to the edge of the road. These few shots were taken through the sunroof of my car as it was impossible to get out.
With so many birds the food supply will disappear very quickly. I wonder where they go next - work their way back west?
This shot of a flock of 12 Bohemian Waxwings was taken today in Chapel's Cove, a community about 75 km West of St. John's. It seems that not all of these birds have reached St. John's yet. We may see even more Bohemian Waxwings before they move on. If in the area don't miss the opportunity to drive around as they seem to be everywhere. Now, the question arises - where is their cousin the Cedar Waxwing?
Note: I saw two very special rare birds today:) More on this at another time.