Thursday, March 10, 2011

A White Bohemian Waxwing sighting today at Oromocto

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On Thursday of last week, on March 10 I saw a rather unusual looking bird among a group of Bohemian Waxwings. The bird was almost all white, with the exception of a few coloured markings which identified this white bird as a Bohemian Waxwing also. The bird's undertail was a rufus colour and also it had a narrow yellow strip across the end of its tail feathers which is characteristic of all Waxwings. The bird was feeding on what appeared to be small red crabapples found on a group of small trees which bordered the parking lot of Guy Frenchys along the Restigouche Road in Oromocto. I hadn't noticed the white bird at first as I was busy taking picture of the large group of Bohemian Waxwings feeding there. Imagine my surprise and delight! when this beautiful bird appeared in my camera lens!

















The white waxwing really stood out among the others. This was an outstanding sighting!























18 comments:

Kingsdowner said...

Extraordinary!
We've been lucky to have an irruptive year (and so,lots of photos) but that white'un makes a nice change.
All the best for the spring!

Riel Nason said...

Yikes! He is gorgeous and so exotic looking. The waxwings are attractive birds anyway, but he is fabulous! You have such great luck at seeing special birds.

DDanD said...

Fantastic sighting, wonderful post and photos! Thanks for sharing this!

DeVona@tds.net said...

Oops! Left previous comment under my husbands ID, but I'm sure he shares my excitement, too!

dAwN said...

Wow! What a beautiful bird!

Dave said...

Amazing sight!...and to have your camera handy too!

natureisawesome said...

Thanks for sharing! Awesome bird :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Now that is a sight one usually doesn't get to see.This is special and you have pictures to prove it.I do hope you have reported this to some bird authority.

Mary said...

Wow...what an amazing find! It is so unusual looking!

Carolina Mountains said...

Very pretty bird - have never seen one!

Beyond My Garden said...

Oh wow, maybe the most calmly beautiful bird I have ever seen. It makes me think of a Siamese cat.
nellie

~mel said...

I was out blog hoppin' ... and happened to land here. I enjoyed the visit. What a fantastic sighting of the bohemian waxwings ~ especially the white one. :) Have a great day!

Frank said...

Interesting to see a leucistic Waxwing.

Fotokarusellen said...

A very nice set of images. Thanks for sharing.

Andrew said...

Beautiful birds to see. Great series of images.

Pat said...

Beautiful birds! This is a lovely series of photos.

Springman said...

That is an amazing capture. Such is the rich reward of nature photography, You will have this moment forever. Thanks for sharing it!

heather82 said...

I saw one of these in Owen Sound this morning . It is a beautiful bird. It certaily did stand out.