Date: 12/25/17 12:57 pm From: Gregory Jahner III <jahner23...> Subject: Re: [mou-net] Bohemian Waxwing - Washington County
Fyi - this morning Ben Douglas re-found the BOWA in the same cedar tree grove. The coordinates in my previous email can be used as a starting point but they do move around, so again I recommend driving around the entire grove.
Saint Paul Park
> On Dec 16, 2017, at 3:57 PM, Gregory Jahner III <jahner23...> wrote:
> This morning I found a Bohemian Waxwing at these coordinates on the Cottage Grove/Saint Paul Park border (Lat 44.8096 Long -92.9811). Note: I had previously reported this bird as Grey Cloud Island however that's not the case. As an additional reference point this location is about a mile away from Hazen Moores Park (where the Kittawake was found by Karl Isley)
> There is a fenced in tree grove on private property at these coordinates but parking on the shoulder is fine, and the bird was viewable from the side of the road in the right of way. It was mixed in with a large flock of roughy 75 cedar waxwings and was mostly hanging out at the top of some deciduous trees along the farm fence line. Bring a scope as it was very backlit today. If its not at the coordinates listed there are roads that surround the tree grove so just travel those until you find the flock.
> I have been birding this location for a number of years now and this area generally has cedar waxwings present year round likely due to the high concentration of cedar trees and lack of people traffic on the land, I mention that for anyone looking to chase it, I'm highly encouraged that the Bohemian could stick around due to the great habitat.
> According to MOU records this is only the second record in Washington County in the past 15 years with just under 40 records all time, presuming I'm interpreting and retrieved the data accurately.
> Also while there, Ben Douglas had arrived to view the waxwing, and within minutes found a Townsend's solitaire at the same coordinates above! Amazing!
> Feel free to email if you are going to chase it and want more specifics. (<Jahner23...>)
> Greg Jahner
> Saint Paul Park