Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

October 29, 2014

The Invasion of theBohemian Waxwings

It may have been cold, wet, foggy and miserable, but these guys showed up any way. 

 They will over winter here if there is enough food. The bird feeder went up today!
 Our neighbour's tree was full.
 They have their winter feathers and did not seem to mind the -2C weather and wind.

 A few were eyeing up the Mountain ash berries in the other neighbour's yard.

 Cute little fluff balls!
 A second tree slightly over loaded.


Bethany Carson said...

Wow! That's a lot of cedar waxwings! They are beautiful birds!

Ian H said...

My bad! They are Bohemian Waxwings, not Cedar Waxwings. :-{

TexWisGirl said...

oh, how awesome!!! we sometimes get to see cedars come thru in winter time. i love how they always cluster together.

Terry said...

Beautiful birds! We usually have our winter goldfinches by now, but we've been unusually warm, and there's no sign of them yet.

peihome said...

Oh my, that's a whole lot of waxwings, lucky you!!! I know they are here - every year they hit my neighbor's apple tree in full force. So what's wrong with MY apple trees?

Fundy Blue said...

What a lovely post, Ian! I haven't seen big bunches of cedar waxwings like this since I was a girl. We don't have them around where I live. I would love to put up a feeder, but we are often gone part of the winter, and I would worry about them being dependent on the feeder and we weren't there.

I was interested to learn that you went to Kenora Keewatin High School. I lived in Lansdowne House, Lac Seul (by it!), and Sioux Lookout in the early 1960s.

I was surprised and delighted to see my blogging friend Terry's icon on you blog. She lives fairly close to me. And then I remembered: horses! Horselovers seem to connect everywhere. I think they are magnificent animals, but I'm scared of them, and they know it!

Have a good one!

Montanagirl said...

Terrific photos! I wish we had more of them here.

Gail said...

Their beauty is unlimited. Your photos are great.

Terri said... looks like an invasion! They sure are pretty.

MTWaggin said...

I love the waxwings and seldom see any so this was a treat.