CLOSED: Bird identity

Ottawa, ON


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.


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Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

Ooo, lucky you. Looks like Bohemian Waxwings to me. Check out this thread:

Marlton, NJ

I agree! Heres a page on them.

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 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.

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.

This message was edited May 6, 2008 8:03 AM

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