Monday, 7 March 2011

Waxwings in Lancaster

March 7, 2010:
Waxwings have invaded the country in huge numbers this winter and without doubt must be the most frequently reported bird at the moment. Very soon though they will be returning to Scandinavia so it was pleasing to see a small flock of about 20 birds today on the outskirts of the city.

They were perched towards the top of a very large poplar tree and were feeding on something different to their normal diet of berries. The tree was just coming into bud so presumably insects were present and attracting the Waxwings' attention.

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