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Ian Worley <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 9 Mar 2010 20:01:58 -0500
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Hi Carl and Ken,

Here on the southern end of Snake Mountain we have had a large flock of 
Cedar Waxwings (over 100 at times, other times in small groups of 15-25) 
and an even larger flock of Robins (over 140 typically, lesser groups in 
the 40-50 range ... presumably a sub group of the flock) since early 
December.  Almost always, regardless of which species dominates, there 
are Robins and Waxwings intermingled.  During really cold weather they 
are usually found together at small seeps.  So far as I can tell, all 
the Waxwings are Cedar Waxwings.  There is a strong color difference 
between the male and female Robins.

If I don't see them around the house I can usually find them within a 
couple of miles of home.



Carl Runge wrote:
> These two species appeared simultaneously in my yard last week, their first appearance of the year.  In fact the robin was harassing (playing with?) the waxwings.
> Carl
> Williiston, VT
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> From: Kenneth Copenhaver <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Tue, March 9, 2010 4:21:58 PM
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Robins and Waxwings
> I saw an oddly-mixed flock of about 15 Robins and 8 Cedar Waxwings at my
> home today.  (At least it seems odd to me.)
> Ken Copenhaver
> Fairfax VT