Friday, 23 November 2012

Waxwings !

On my way back from walking the dogs this evening I heard the familiar 'trilling' of the Waxwing, looking back I found two birds feeding on the berries amongst the Hawthorns. These individuals weren't my first Red House Farm Waxwings, but they were the first that showed well. The hedgerow they were in runs along Monkseaton Drive, behind Sainsbury's, I've long awaited these winter migrants to visit this area as it always seems to produce a good number of berries.

There was just enough time and light left for me to run the dogs home, and run back out with the camera. Unfortunately it was too dark for stills, but here's a bit of footage. (Best viewed in HD)


Hopefully they'll stick around for tomorrow.


  1. Hi Cain, nice to meet you the last couple of mornings, hope the Deer peformed. My Flickr name is MOZBOZ1 - check out what was there this morning

    1. I could feel it in my bones that I was missing something. Flickr seems to be down, I'll just have to hold the tension until tomorrow morning ! Good to meet you.