Redwing, Bohemian Waxwing, Purple Finch, American Robin Page 6

A Redwing (Turdus iliacus) in St. John's associating with 100s of American Robins. Overhead in flight among robins its smaller size, streaked underparts and contrasting chestnut sides, axillars and wing linings identified it. 17 January 2007


Hundreds of Bohemian Waxwings were feeding on dogberries (mountain-ash or rowan berries). Berries will soon be exhausted. Where will they go? Most likely south to the Maritime Provinces, but a few could even go Iceland, Britain and Ireland. 17 January 2007


A few Purple Finches were eating seeds from inside dogberries (mountain-ash) and dropping the fleshy part on the ground. 17 January 2007


American Robins were common feeding on dogberries. Feeding flocks were constantly flushed by a few Sharp-shinned Hawks. Robins are hardy and easily survive cold temperatures when berries are numerous. 17 January 2007.