The Bohemian Waxwing in Placer County, California
The Bohemian Waxwing in Placer County, California.
The California Academy of Sciences recently received a female Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrula) from Dutch Flat, Placer County, California. It was sent by Mr. E. K. Carnes, Superintendent of the State Insectary, who stated that it was shot on February 26, 1911. He writes under date of March 3: "Large numbers of this species of bird have appeared in the apple orchards around the town just named and are feeding on the decaying fruit, which has been left on the ground or is still hanging on the tree."