Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Cedar Waxwings Make a Boisterous Fall Entrance
Female House Finch
Slate-colored Junco and Chipping Sparrow
Female Slate-colored Junco
Under Umbrella of Collective Term
Juvenile Cedar Waxwing
0650-1010 hrs./55-65 degrees F/partly cloudy/18 mph winds dropping to light and variable winds
This was an exemplary day, noting the arrival of 46 Cedar Waxwings, including juveniles. This
was also the the second day of a low pressure system and the sun did its best to come through the clouds, but wasn't able to stay for long, providing a very challenging time for pictures. Among this crowd was the White-throated Sparrow, close to a dozen Slate-colored Juncos, which falls under the collective term of Dark-eyed Junco. Juncos have several subspecies, and even though I wished to be in the presence of the Gray-headed Junco, it was not to be. A couple of Chipping Sparrows popped
out from the mix, so there were definitely no complaints.
There were an easy dozen Yellow-rumped Warblers, allowing good clicks, a pair of House Finches, but no superb rarity. I do get my share of those, but this wasn't the day for it.
There could be something in store over the weekend, but time will tell.