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Solitary Waxwing (no longer alone)

Observed: 17th December 2012 By: Eskling2Eskling2’s reputation in BirdsEskling2’s reputation in BirdsEskling2’s reputation in BirdsEskling2’s reputation in Birds
Waxwing
WW4
Description:

Single Waxwing - no sign* of the flock of 2 weeks ago.
*(see comments)

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Eskling2's picture

Flock was nearby!

Just heard that there was a flock of 70 Waxwings at location about 300m from where I saw this solitary one! (Will have a look tomorrow.)

jonnam318's picture

My local flock reduced from

My local flock reduced from 400s two weeks ago to 40s yesterday. They move on to better pasture. They nearly ate all the berries in the wood.

Eskling2's picture

Found the rest!

I thought the small flock I saw two weeks ago had moved on but I located them (or another new flock) today. Now numbering over 100. Adding two new photos - I was able to get much closer this time. The only problem was that they were being harrassed by a Sparrowhawk - it attacked (unsuccessfully) 3 times while I was there.