I remember reading and article recently on Bohemian Waxwings, which stated
that after flight years (which this one was) they have a tendency to have
dramatically increased breeding attempts in Eastern and Atlantic Canada. On
the other hand like many arctic birds it is not unusual for this birds to
hang around here until early May... Before they finally move on, once the
threat of significant cold passes.
>From: Eric Hynes <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: [VTBIRD] lingering Bohemian Waxwing in Burlington
>Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 06:54:57 -0400
>I am growing increasingly curious as to how long the Bohemian Waxwings are
>going to linger here in the "Southeast" before returning to the NW for the
>breeding season. Please continue to post your sightings if are still
>I finally got a good photo opportunity yesterday afternoon with the flock
>Deerfield Rd in South Burlington. There were only about 30 birds still
>around after peaking at over 300 birds over the previous weekend.
>Also singing Brown Creepers, Eastern Phoebes, a singing Winter Wren and I
>believe "singing" wood frogs on Shelburne Point yesterday. I didn't have
>binoculars with me while working out on the point but a few Bufflehead, a
>few DC Cormorants and lots of Ring-billed Gulls and Common Mergansers
>by or overhead.
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