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Waxwing Lyrical

Observed: 12th December 2010 By: jccurdjccurd’s reputation in Birdsjccurd’s reputation in Birdsjccurd’s reputation in Birdsjccurd’s reputation in Birds

Unbounded excitement! I've never before seen one. Woburn, a mere 5 miles from my house, is playing host to a flock of delightful Waxwings. We drove over and saw 40 or so sitting in the bare branches of a tree. Every now and then, a few would flap over to other trees laden with white berries, grab a few and flap back. I've no idea what the berries were and I didn't care, I'd seen a Waxwing at last. :)
Shame the light was pants. :(

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Waxwings are such charismatic

Waxwings are such charismatic birds. Their looks, character and wonderful trilling calls. I'm glad you got lots of pleasure from seeing these wonderful birds

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I saw them there this week

I saw them there this week too when driving past, the light was good but i was late so did n't get a chance of a shot. The berries are Sorbus.

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Thanks for the berry id., Mike. Let's hope they stick around while the sorbus berries last. If I get a chance to return in better light, I'll go and try again, probably with a monopod, too.