Red Deer River Naturalists

The Red Deer river Naturalists are a group dedicated to learning about and preserving natural history. They have regular programs with speakers and many field trips.


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Monday, March 5, 2012

Gigantic Flock of Bohemian Waxwings.

      At this time of year the waxwing flocks start to get very large. There are large flocks all winter but they tend to get very large about March.

      Today I saw the largest flock of bohemian waxwings that I have ever seen. I would say that there were from 800 to 1000 birds. 

     These birds were in the southeast of Red Deer in the Sunny Brook subdivision about 3:30 PM. 

This large poplar tree didn't hold very many birds but there were many others flying around looking for a perch.
     They were a gorgeous sight.


  1. Sherwood Park Alberta- Hundreds hit my Mayday tree and ate all the berries about 5:00 pm yesterday March 27. My dogs and cat went crazy but it was such a pretty site.

  2. Bohemian waxwings tend to form into huge flocks in late Feb and March. Thanks for visiting natural Wise.