Unfortunately they have avoided our state and a grand total of zero has been seen. It is not just us, though - essentially none have passed below the northern border of Massachusetts so far in 2013. The southernmost bird anywhere in the northeast region looks like it was one individual in Broome County, New York. Apparently they have found enough to dine on to our north. Nevertheless, at least Cedar Waxwings have begun to rise in sightings, and here are a couple photos of two of seven birds I found at Stratford Point on St. Patrick's Day.
They are definitely on the move and filtering back into the state. While some stay the entire winter feeding on our berries many Cedar Waxwings do migrate south. The birds I found seemed to be resting in what was a strong north wind. If you come across some Cedar Waxwings be sure to check them out so you do not miss a Bohemian mixed in the flock! It seems unlikely we will have any at this point but it is the time of year where turnover in individuals is high and birds are moving great distances.
Photos by Scott Kruitbosch © Connecticut Audubon Society and not to be reproduced without explicit CAS permission