Rutland Count on Sunday tallied 798 Bohemian Waxwings, with 502 [!] in a
The Gables at East Mountain, Rutland, Vermont
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In a message dated 1/3/2011 9:52:43 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
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Yesterday on the Hinesburg Christmas Bird Count, Paul Wieczoreck and I
had an amazing encounter on Levigne Hill Road with a huge, swirling,
highly mobile flock of Bohemian Waxwings. We conservatively estimated
600 individuals, but there were likely closer to 700-750 birds. Very
difficult to get an accurate count, as the flock was split among the
canopies of several large hardwood trees, with subgroups constantly
splintering off, shifting positions, disappearing, returning, melding,
separating. There might have been some Cedars sprinkled in, but we
couldn't identify any. It was memorable, by far the day's highlight.
There were also >100 American Robins in the same area.