Perhaps three or four dozen Bohemian Waxwings graced the skies at one time. I tried to capture a flight shot, but only succeeded in capturing two in a tree.
The Bohemian Waxwings is perhaps the ultimate example of an irruptive bird. It lives in the north, but in some years, it travels in large numbers to the south in search of food. This is such such a winter.
Two Bohemian Waxwings, out of a large flock, rest in a tree.
This detail of one of the waxwings shows the red, waxy tips on some of their wing feathers. The colour comes from carotenoid pigments found in the fruit waxwings eat.