Meet the Bohemian Waxwing. These birds arrived on our property last week by the hundreds! They spent two days cleaning off every last berry. We looked them up in all our wildlife books and bird books. The Bohemian Waxwing is noticeably marked with yellow, red and black markings. They are far more beautiful than any of these pictures actually show. The pictures were hard to capture as the birds do not sit still very long at all.
The peaked heads originally had us thinking they were female cardinals (which are grey with only some dark markings) but when we finally had a good look at the flock, we could see the additional colour.
Our research tells us they come from Alaska!
It just goes to show us again, that homeschooling can be found everywhere. We had a great time looking them up in books and learning about them. They have never visited us before and we are thankful to have studied them this time.
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