Totally captivated in 2007 by the live camera feed of the Hornby Island nesting Bald Eagles in B.C., I was drawn into birding and have never looked back. Thus begins my account of what I'm fortunate enough to discover each day and perhaps capture with my camera.

Unless otherwise stated, all images were taken by and are the property of Janice Melendez

Species Counts:

2014 Final Year List: 255; 2015 Year List a/o June 5, 2015: 235; Life List: 327

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I Froze my - - - - off for These!

With a windchill of -30º this afternoon thank GOD we weren't at Amherst this week-end, I slipped out for a bit because Robert had gone to the gym, shhhh to look for the Bohemian Waxwings that had been reported yesterday close to home. It wasn't so easy, though! As their name implies, they will wander the planet looking for food, so they may not necessarily be readily found again. 

As I was about to pack it in at the north end of Pickering, I finally spotted a flock of American Robins feeding on berries, and for a while I checked each and every one of them out, hoping that the motley crew of Bohemians that they'd been associating with yesterday would make an appearance. Not so.

Would this be my BOTD??

I was just about to get back into my car when suddenly I heard them, the motley crew of Bohemian Waxwings was movin' back in! Now bear in mind that I've only just re-located my toes from my bird-banding experience ten days ago, so I had zero tolerance for no-shows in these kind of Arctic temperatures.

The following is the best I could do under the circumstances before packing it in and adding another year bird, John, sorry, enjoy!