I saw a small flock of about 10 American Robins yesterday in Jackson Park, happily drinking from an opening in the creek. However, today, when I came home at about noon, there was a huge flock (approx. 50) of Bohemian Waxwings in the maple tree in my backyard. There might have been some cedar waxwings in amongst them but many of them had the reddish patch under their tails which, I believe, is an identifying mark of the bohemian. It was pretty exciting but they didn’t stay long, so I’m glad I didn’t miss them.

Location: Jackson Park, Peterborough
Observer: Joanna Primavesi

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.