Friday, March 18, 2011

Winter's Last Waxwings?

I had the chance today, Thursday, to nip across the border to Bristol, my mission being to look for the flock of twenty or so Waxwings that had been hanging around in the Clifton area for a few days. I got to the area about 3.45 p.m., and, sure enough, there they were perched high in a tree outside a primary school:

Every so often, a few would dive down into someone's garden to grab a few cotoneaster berries. I felt (and no doubt looked) suspicious, hanging around outside a school gate toting a big lens, but I was able to get a couple of shots, before the flock flew off over some houses at 4.15 p.m.:

It could be some years before we get another Waxwing invasion, so it was good to get another chance to clap eyes on these beauties.


  1. Great shots Jeremy!! We have Cedar Waxwings in our forest spring and summer, but Bohemians sweep through and they, about 150, did the other day attracted by berries exposed by the melting snow. I got about 150 shots myself but right now they're imprisoned on a full memory card. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.