Sunday, 28 November 2010
Reed Buntings, Song Thrushes, and some more Waxwings near Preston
A short visit on a bright cold sunny day to Brockholes Wetlands was rewarded with sightings of many commoner birds, including Reed Bunting, Song Thrush, Bullfinch, Chaffinch and Fieldfare. However, a text message from Derek to say that a flock of Waxwings had been reported nearby on the outskirts of Preston caused the visit to be curtailed. Unfortunately, the Waxwings were in a very mobile flock and weren't where they were supposed to be but, when on the point of abandoning the search in failing light, about fifty alighted for a few minutes in a tall tree by the roadside.