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BirdNote: Bohemian Waxwings Visit

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Tom Munson
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It's winter, and apples litter the ground. A few still hang, frozen and thawed again and again.

Suddenly a flock of hundreds of birds rises from the ground beneath the trees, swarming in tight formation, wing-tip to wing-tip.

Bohemian Waxwings are erratic winter visitors from their nesting grounds in the boreal forests of the north. They come in search of fruit to sustain their winter wanderings.  

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