Cedar Waxwings are truly a “here today – gone tomorrow” species. I haven’t had a single one this fall and yet we had hundreds enjoying the ripe, red Amur Honeysuckle berries this morning in 3 degree, overcast conditions. By the afternoon, they had disappeared.
I usually see a few Fox Sparrows in spring migration but this was my first this fall. This species spends the summer just south of the Arctic and the winter in the southern U.S.A.
Species list: mallard, American black duck, bufflehead, herring gull, ring-billed gull, belted kingfisher, red-bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, cedar waxwing,European starling, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, white-throated sparrow, fox sparrow. (19 species)
10 a.m. group:
1 p.m. group:
In the slack wind of November
The fog forms and shifts.
All the world comes out again
When the fog lifts. – Christina Rossetti (1830–94)