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Ottawa, ON

Hello,

Can anyone tell me what type of birds these are? A whole flock of them were at rest in a tree close to my backyard and I have never seen them around here before.

Thankyou,
K

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Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

Ooo, lucky you. Looks like Bohemian Waxwings to me. Check out this thread:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/804204/

Marlton, NJ

I agree! Heres a page on them.

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Bohemian_Waxwing.html

Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

wish there were HERE!!!

Saugerties, NY(Zone 5a)

how beautiful they are

Ottawa, ON

Oh thanks everyone! You are right, sure do look like Bohemian Waxwing. I will keep my eye out for them to come back.

Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

Cedar waxwings are similar, the main difference I always notice is the white on the wings.

More pictures please when they come back!!!

Weatherford, TX

I am so jealous! I have never seen Bohemian Waxwings. I saw Cedar Waxwings last spring. I had never seen them before in my life, and was so excited. Knew I had seen something special. I saw them again this spring 1 time and was thrilled to get a chance to see them again. They just pass thru and then they are gone from our area, I guess.

The Ozarks, MO(Zone 5b)

How lucky your are...how jealous am I!!

Ottawa, ON

I am so excited. They were back again today! And in the tree with them was one of the cardinals and blue jays that come for their daily peanuts. However, when I grabbed my camera the batteries were dead. Too bad. They're recharging now in hopes of another appearance!

Crossville, TN(Zone 7a)

I hope you dont have any fruit trees.
The stripped thousands of cherries off our tree in less than 60 seconds.
lol

Ottawa, ON

If that is what attracts them, I wish I had fruit trees so they would come back. LOL. But seriuosly, I think it was crab apple trees that they were sitting in.

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