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My first Waxwings!

Observed: 18th December 2012 By: BDeed
Merseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Description:

A flock of around 13 birds, Long-tailed tits and blue tits also present. Resting in a Poplar while occasionally coming down to feed on Berries.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

jealous!

Still waiting to see my first waxwings, been waiting a long time now!

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Entomologist and biological recorder

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It had been years for me too!

It had been years for me too! So exciting to see them this morning, someone from the Wildflower centre came over and told us they were in the park.

ophrys's picture

Enjoy

Enjoy them! Awesome is an overused word, but a first sighting of Waxwings probably applies.

There have been a few 'Waxwing years' recently, but it's worth remembering that we could easily go into a period where they are very scarce for a number of years. Anyone new to birding over the last few years probably thinks they are a common bird...they are not!

Ian
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It's amazing how quickly they

It's amazing how quickly they stripped the berries from the tree they were visiting! (there was a very un-happy Blackbird!) They then moved on to a nearby Privit bush.

Jeff Rothwell's picture

Waxwings

Lovely birds! I have been lucky enough to see them four times since 1/1/2011