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Unknown bird

Observed: 20th December 2010 By: drumlinmandrumlinman’s reputation in Birds

Starling/blackbird size, dark colouring (but partly silhouetted), white stripe below eye, clearly visible crest.
Sitting on a guelder rose on a snowy day. Had disappeared by the time I got binoculars out.
Garden is on fringe of pastoral countryside and includes native species trees.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Can only really be Waxwing.

Your description doesn't really leave much else as a possibility.
There isn't much white below the eye, but sometimes it can seem quite prominent.

If you add the ID again, and click on "get recommended" to get the scientific name, you will have photos from other observations of Waxwing appear below this one (once people have agreed with the revision).