[Tweeters] Cedar Waxwings Freeway Park

Lonnie Somer mombiwheeler at gmail.com
Sun Apr 2 10:27:49 PDT 2017


There was a small flock (8 or so) of Cedar Waxwings in Magnuson Park on
March 30. So some are definitely around.

Lonnie Somer
Seattle
mombiwheeler at gmail.com

On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 6:23 PM, Bob Sundstrom <ixoreus at scattercreek.com>
wrote:


> 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

>

> Sent from my iPhone

>

> > 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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