Bohemian Waxwing Records

694-01-2013 Bohemian Waxwing

Species: Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Number of Individuals observed: 1
Date of Sighting: 09-02-2013 8:30 AM
County : Schuylkill County
Location : Hawk Mountain North Lookout
GPS Coordinates: 40.641833,-75.991494
Observer(s): Laurie Goodrich Anna Sandor
Date of Submission: 9-18-2013
Submitted by: Laurie Goodrich

Written Description: yes Photo: no Specimen: no Recording: no

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Posted in Class IV-B, Completed, Not Accepted

694-02-2007 Bohemian Waxwing

This bird was found and photographed by Bernard Master. Note the rufous undertail coverts, the rusty ‘wash’ on the forehead, the overall grayish coloration, and the white wing markings.

Bohemian Waxwing — Presque Isle State Park, Erie County; December 18, 2007. Photos by Bernard Master.

This photo also shows the rufous undertail coverts, the rusty ‘wash’ on the head, and the overall grayish coloration.

This photo shows the larger, chunkier size compared to the smaller Cedar Waxwings. Note the Cedar Waxwings’ yellowish bellies and light undertail coverts compared to that of the Bohemian’s.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph

694-01-2007 Bohemian Waxwing

This bird was found near Knox, Clarion County and photographed by Mike Weible. Note the rufous undertail coverts, the rusty ‘wash’ on the face, and the white wing markings. This photo shows the overall grayish coloration in addition to the the white wing markings, the rufous undertail coverts, and the rusty ‘wash’ on the face.

Bohemian Waxwing — near Knox, Clarion County; December 9, 2007. Photos by Mike Weible.

Another photo showing the larger size and grayish coloration compared to the smaller Cedar Waxwing in the upper right. Also note the difference in the undertail coverts.

Another photo showing the larger size and grayish coloration compared to the smaller Cedar Waxwing in the upper right. Also note the difference in the undertail coverts.

This photo shows the larger size compared to the smaller Cedar Waxwings in the lower left corner. Note the Cedar Waxwings’ yellowish bellies and light undertail coverts compared to that of the Bohemian’s.


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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

694-01-1969 Bohemian Waxwing

Species: Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Date of Sighting:  28 February 1969
County : Bucks County
Location : Revere, PA
Observer(s): Steve Farbotnik
Date of Submission: July 22, 2012
Handwritten report submitted by: Devich Farbotnik
Written report reformatted by Jan Getgood , No Photo
Bohemian Waxwing report
Revere, PA  2-28-1969

So Long Ago!  I was birding along an edge of an abandoned field that was reverting to woods again.  The new tree growth consisted of Pin oak, red maple, white ash and lots of red cedar between 15 and 20 feet tall.  Next to this field was a stand of mature forest.  On one of the taller trees I spied a flock of waxwings.  (33 in all)  As I counted, I noticed that one of them was a little bigger than the others.  I immediately suspected that it was a bohemian.  This would be a “lifer” for me, so I had to try and get closer and get a better look at cheap air jordan 8.  I didn’t have to move, they all dropped out their tree, swept closely over my head (as if I weren’t even there) and landed in the nearest cedars.  As they began feeding, some of them resorted to hovering to reach the berries.  And most fortunately, the best performer doing this was the bohemian.  I got the greatest view of his more colorful wings as he hovered with his back toward me only 30 feet away.

I won’t elaborate on the description any further as you wouldn’t accept this claim anyway, but the reason I’m bothering at all is that I was asked to do it because Kevin Crilley in his book included this sighting and added that it was under review by PORC.  (I had never reported it before.)

Steve Farbotnik

 

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Posted in Class IV-A, Completed, Not Accepted
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