Saturday, February 4, 2012
Bohemian Waxwings continue to move into the Ottawa area in numbers. Today, Feb. 3, I observed my largest flock of the year, 750+ near the corner of Carling Ave. and March Road. The waxwings were feeding along the west side of the intersection back towards Beaverbrook area in Kanata. On Feb.2, a couple of flocks were observed in Bells Corners, 50+ and 40+. On Feb.1st 150+ were observed along March Road near Shirleys Brook and finally on January 30, I observed 350+ in the Dunrobin area. There are still lots of Buckthorn berries in patches around the city and these irregular winter visitors may just be beginning to increase as they search for their favorite berries.
Posted at 7:13 PM