Sunday, 7 December 2008

Waxwing melting into the distance

Having heard that waxwing have been seen in a local tree all week, I finally got some daylight time to go myself yesterday - no berries, no birds. I should have been there yesterday....

But not to worry, 40 were seen in Preston yesterday, so I went there today - to find only bare rowan stalks.... Ah well.

Thanks to Rick Spencer of Chorley NATS for this photo - he did get to the Chorley tree in time.

I wonder what the chances are of getting a mature rowan in the garden for Christmas...?


Crafty Green Poet said...

oh waxwings as far west as Preston, that's interesting (or maybe that's not as unusual as i think)! They move so quickly and are so unpredictable that I sometimes think its not worth going to see them where they've been reported to have been. I did see my flock of 50 again yesterday though, flying over as I was recycling bottles...

Mistlethrush said...

It is quite unusual. We've had them in the area before but certainly not often. You saw a flock of 50 - now I'm really envious!

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