Friday, December 21, 2007

Bohemian Waxwings

More nomadic bird visitors from the Far North arrived at our feeder area yesterday: Bohemian Waxwings! This is the first sighting I have seen of this species this season. There were two of these handsome, fruit eating birds feeding on our American Bittersweet berries just outside our windows. The name 'waxwing' is derived from the 'waxy' red tips of the secondary wing feathers. Bohemian Waxwings also display yellow and white feather edging and a cinnamon reddish-brown coloured undertail. There are lots of Bittersweet berries still left so I hope they make a return visit again soon.

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