On Wednesday morning (Nov. 13) at around 9 a.m., Luke Berg had a flock of about 40 Bohemian Waxwings in University Heights. These birds are annual visitors to the Kawarthas. This morning, I saw about a dozen Bohemians at Fairbairn and McCrea Drive.
Bohemian Waxwings are slightly larger than Cedar Waxwings, more grayish, have chestnut-coloured feathers under the tail and have a different flight call, which you can here at allaboutbirds.org. They are most often seen feeding in fruit-bearing trees such as Red Cedars (a juniper) and flowering crabapples. There was also a Northern Shrike this morning on Towerhill Road, just west of Sobey’s.