I was skiing Mt. Mansfield yesterday when my wife and I noticed several small flocks of robins about halfway up the mountain off the FourRunner Quad. Each group consisted of about 6-8 birds. Then as we were coming down the Ridge View Trail as it intersects Upper Lookout just under the Mount Triple Chair, there were scores of Cedar Waxwings feeding of a bountiful crop of berries. At temps at the Octagon of around 18 degrees F the berries were certainly frozen.
In over twenty years the first I've noticed this kind of activity on Mt. Mansfield when skiing. Can anyone explain this sighting, and is it something that occurs periodically that I've not noticed on the mountain before?