[Tweeters] Cedar Waxwings Freeway Park

Bob Sundstrom ixoreus at scattercreek.com
Sat Apr 1 18:23:06 PDT 2017

I suspect this flock has wintered in the area, which they do in very small numbers. Typical arrival for migrants here is mid-May.

Bob Sundstrom

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> On Apr 1, 2017, at 4:31 PM, John Hanske <jhanske at gmail.com> wrote:


> I was walking to my parking garage via Freeway Park on Friday 3/31. I heard a familiar bird sound and stopped to figure out who it was. I soon realized I was looking at a group of at least 10 cedar Waxwings feeding on ripe pyrocantha berries. They were grabbing berries and then perching in a nearby conifir. I was basically in the middle of the flock by virtue of standing so low in comparison to the conifir on top of the retaining wall.


> I was on the walkway west of 8th ave, north of Seneca, and south of the convention center. I was also north of the 8th Ave pedestrian underpass. The waxwings were feeding directly above I-5.


> I am reporting this because I have never seen Waxwings this early. I typically see them in June or later.


> John Hanske

> Seattle

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