Waxwings in Waitsfield

Posted on Saturday 14 January 2006

January 13, 2005

Friday the 13th was warm and partly sunny, an atypical January day in the Valley. In an apple tree near the Post Office, eight Cedar Waxwings were checking out the fruit still hanging on the tree. Of course they flew off before being photographed.

Less than 1/2 mile north on Route 100, a flock of at least thirty Bohemian Waxwings chatted and enjoyed the sunshine behind the pond just north of Back to Action physical therapy, formerly Mad Mexican restaurant. Bohemian Waxwings have been seen around the Valley for the past three winters, from Warren to Moretown along Route 100, and up in the hills along East Warren Road. While Cedar Waxwings nest in the Valley, Bohemians are only seen in the winter, nesting in spruce forest and bogs of the far Northwest.

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