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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Local Waxwings


 
 
 
 
 

I hadn't seen any Waxwings in my local area yet this year so, just in case no more appeared (which I very much doubt), I stopped off in Ewell this morning before going to the farm and enjoyed the flock of forty-two (thought it was forty at the time but after seeing a report of an additional two I re-counted the flock from photographs and there was indeed the larger number). Unfortunately, the berry bush they had found was next to a busy road and they were easily startled, so never settled for long. The farm was relatively quiet, the highlights probably being a flock of twenty-two Skylarks and very nice views of a few Fieldfares.