Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Yesterday.

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Hello, sorry it has been such a long time been caught up in other things at the moment but thought you would like to see what we saw yesterday just round the corner from where we live.  There has been a very early and very large influx of Waxwings this Autumn all over Great Britain. Usually they don’t come in till nearer Christmas.  These little birds have flown over all the way over the North Sea from Scandinavia and beyond. Here are some of the pictures I managed to get.

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The count yesterday was 67 but we have heard of larger flocks around the country.  Waxwings feed on mainly rowan berries as you can see, we have plenty of those up here at the moment but at the rate they are eating them they won’t last long.  If you are out and about in your village or town and you see flocks of birds in the berry trees about the size of  our Starlings take another look you may be a lucky as we were yesterday and see some of these beautiful birds complete with lovely crest. Till next time.   Love

                                Joan.

 

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8 comments:

Ally Lifewithally said...

They are a beautiful little bird ~ I hope I shall see some I will make sure I look closely ~ Ally x

Hollie said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Jan said...

How exciting for you and Stuart, Joan ,super pictures love the first one ...love Jan xx

Marie said...

Joan, Thanks so much for the pictures of the Waxwings. I have not seen one since I left Canada ten years ago. I did so love to watch tnem in the bushes outside my home there. They are a very pretty bird!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I did enjoy the wax wings. I've only had a chance to see them around here just one time a couple of years ago now. I was at work and they have a tree that was loaded with berries and the birds came and had a feast. I didn't know what they were at first and had to come home and check out my bird book to see what they were. I looked for them the following year when the berries came but no more waxwings. Thanks for sharing your view with us.

Jeannette said...

They're beautiful Joan. You're so lucky to have seen so many. I'll keep a lookout for them, we have quite a few Rowans here. Jeannette xx

Missie said...

The birds are beautiful. Hope you're having a good weekend.

Jeanie said...

We have heavily laden Rowan trees on the main roadside at the bottom of our hill.
I shall keep an eye open for them Joan. They are a bonny bird. I would dearly love to see one at least!
Jeanie xxxxx

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