Sunday, March 6, 2011

Waxwings 3/5 and 3/6

There was a nice flock of approx. 260 Cedar Waxwings at Turner's Falls on 3/5, despite carefull scanning I could not find a Bohemian in the mix.
Below are few digi-scope shots from the "Turner's" Cedar Waxwings.


A nice portrait...
...who's next?....

...a precarious reach....

...got it..

...down the hatch...

Here are few other "good" birds from the Turner's Falls area on Saturday:

The above Redhead was with Rng-necked Ducks, seen from the Turner's Falls Rod and Gun Club.
This Merlin was at Unity Park, in Turner's Falls, it frightened many robins, waxwings and even put up 100+ Ring-billed Gulls.
The above Glaucous Gull, a 1st year type, was one of two present on the river.

This 1st year Iceland Gull spent some time at close range.

Sunday morning I read a report from Nick Paulson, who had found a flock of 85 Bohemian Waxwings at the High Ridge Wildlife Management Area, in Westminster, just a few miles from home. I headed over after morning coffee and the flock, today about 70, flew in from the west about 9AM. The light was poor and it began to drizzle, but I did manage some digi-scope shots of these handsome birds.

A portion of the flock of 70 Bohemian Waxwings at High Ridge WMA.

...zoomed in a bit closer...
and one in flight.

4 comments:

dAwN said...

Beautiful series! I do love seeing and hearing the Waxwings!

Hilke Breder said...

Great post, Tom! The waxwings are probably my favorite birds. They always look like bandits to me. You actually got some good shots of the Bohemians. I particularly like the first one even though the light was bad. And I love that first cycle Iceland Gull! Haven't seen any yet this winter.

Tom Pirro said...

Dawn/Hilke, Thanks for the comments....waxwings are among my favorite birds too....Particularly the Bohemain....because its ucommon in Mass... I was lucky the Iceland gull landed close and allowed several photos....the Glaucous es were further away.

Jen said...

Wow look at all those waxwings! Great photos!