Thursday, 15 December 2016

Waxwings in Norwich: back for another look!

Since neither Brian nor Norman had managed to connect with a Waxwing flock this year, we stopped off at Jerningham Road, Costessey on the way back from the North Coast.

Arriving at around one o'clock, we found just a single lady birder present: the Waxwings were immediately apparent at the top of a sycamore tree by the sports ground. Within a minute or two they flew down to feed on the rowans right by our car: since this coincided with a break in the clouds everyone managed some decent photographs.The very territorial pair of Mistle Thrushes were ever-present, but today they were completely disregarded by the Waxwing flock. Interesting to note that one of the birds seems to have survived a close encounter with a raptor - presumably a Sparrowhawk - and that several wore silver rings.











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