Bohemian Waxwings

Bohemian Waxwings

With at foot of snow on the ground and the temperature dropping below freezing at night . . . we have a weird confluence of birds. Birds that normally winter in Canada (Bohemian Waxwings and Common Redpolls) are being seen sporadically through out the state of Maine.  One top of that, the early migrators (Turkey Vultures and Red-winged Blackbirds) have also arrived.

Today I drove to the confluence of two rivers on the Alna/Sheepscot town line for a late afternoon stroll . . . and in a ten minute period saw Bohemian Waxwings feeding in a berry tree; a few feet away a Red-winged Blackbird called; a vulture circled above . . . and to top it off a pair of Killdeer landed on a distant island.

One of those special times to be a birder.

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