Bohemians in the backyard?

As cool as that visual could have been, self isolation would frown on people congregating in our backyard. Instead, a flock of 60 or more Bohemian waxwings flew into the trees behind our home in the morning. They nibbled at the trees, and the odd chunk of snow hanging in the branches. Flitting around the forest edge, I enjoyed their industry for half an hour as the morning sun shone over the hills.  These are a favourite backyard bird for me.  They don’t come around my home often but it is magic when they do.

10 responses

  1. Oh yes, magic! I think we’ll see more and more of things like this as people stay indoors more and pollution levels drop.

    March 25, 2020 at 2:14 pm

  2. Nice job

    March 24, 2020 at 7:28 pm

  3. Christopher, you lifted my heart today–choice shots!

    March 24, 2020 at 6:52 pm

  4. Beautiful birds

    March 24, 2020 at 12:25 pm

  5. Enjoyed this too. Need to walk further from home and get to the river valley, because that is a usual hang-out for bohemians and I hear from friends that the geese are back. nice captures, Chris and like the motion in the flight photo.

    March 24, 2020 at 11:49 am

  6. Wow these are great shots! I am still waiting for spring in NY…

    March 24, 2020 at 10:31 am

  7. Judi Martin

    Beautiful!! This is the time they are looking for mountain ash trees and will empty my crabapple tree in ten minutes so I am hoping they come our way…

    March 24, 2020 at 10:12 am

  8. These Bohemian waxwings are among the most colorful birds here. They are amazingly beautiful. The love to eat berries of Rowan trees.

    March 24, 2020 at 8:16 am

  9. I love these birds and have a framed series of photos that a friend shot in her back yard when they built a nest and raised a family. So beautiful and you have taken such great photos. 🙂

    March 24, 2020 at 7:55 am

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