Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Serial Trillers...

These two days have seen a massive influx of Waxwings into the UK, hence the new header above. I was hoping to find some myself but didnt reckon on it being so soon. Tonight I was leaving work in Ashington to be greeted by a 40 odd strong flock of the tufty munchers, locusting their way through ASDA's rowan trees...

The tinkling call is a dead giveaway to their presence. Its just a pity I had no bins or camera with me.

Here's a pic from 7th November 2008 in Ashington only a short flight from these ones today. The trees around Ashington's west end are laden with berries favoured by the waxwings. Check out Rowans first then Whitebeams. Cotoneasters are a last resort when there's nowt else going... 



I'll try and get some new pics tomorrow...

4 comments:

Djo said...

5+ Waxwings fly-catching DBCP this morning. Icelandic ringed sanderling on beach, 8 Snow buntings East Chev .. slow but very interesting!!

GS Cuckoo 14:30 reported 18:51 Why??????

Skev said...

Looking forward to some good flocks here this winter - though a county Rough-legged would be much more appreciated by me!

Bob Bushell said...

I'm off to catch them, Stewart.

Andrew Kinghorn said...

love the blog post title, very clever lol :)