There are only two reports of Bohemian Waxwings in the state. One from Alexandria in 1967 and one from Montgomery County in 1975. Both were single individuals. A flock of 50 would be an unprecedented record.
Sue Al Warfield wrote:
Received a phone call from Michelle Bullis in Newport News. She is a biologist at Christopher Newport University and has been a back-yard birder since her early teens. She reports seeing about fifty Bohemian Waxwings drinking from her birdbath a couple days ago. They drank their fill, then moved on. One unfortunate bird had a fatal encounter with a window. She has bagged and frozen it to give to the university's ornothology program. I don't recall any other sightings of Bohemian Waxwings in this area, but would welcome comments from other birders. Linda Warfield
-- Susan A. Heath George Mason University Environmental Science Department Fairfax, VA Secretary, Virginia Avian Records Committee