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Bohemian Waxwings

I was listening for the Pine Grosbeaks but haven’t seen them since the last cold spell. Instead I heard the unmistakable high-pitched trill of the Bohemian Waxwings then noticed there were a couple of trees full of them. They were feeding in the berry trees, I think Mountain Ash and just roosting in a larger one. I found it interesting to watch one pair display apparent courting behaviour snuggling close and one fed the other.There was some closeness, then one flew off. Something distracted the group, either me or a magpie or maybe neither, and they all flew away. I wonder if there will be regular sightings of them. this winter. They were fun to watch , their gestures of the head and body sometimes comical. It was a treat to be able to watch them.

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4 responses

  1. Meta

    Beautiful.

    December 4, 2014 at 4:39 pm

  2. Beautiful photos and beautiful birds, those Bohemian Waxwings.

    December 11, 2014 at 6:21 am

  3. Thank you.

    December 14, 2014 at 10:39 pm

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