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kittykat23uk

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I love waxwings and we've had a bit of an influx recently:

 

30306510923_3b5644a9ed_c.jpgWaxwing by Jo Dale, on Flickr

 

30306506413_3cfa9071fc_c.jpgWaxwing by Jo Dale, on Flickr

 

30999271271_211731d54e_c.jpgWaxwing by Jo Dale, on Flickr

 

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30874347121_a6900603a2_c.jpgWaxwing by Jo Dale, on Flickr

 

 

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Excellent photos, Jo. I still haven't seen one in the flesh.

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Excellent photos, Jo. I still haven't seen one in the flesh.

Me neither....

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Thanks we are seeing a big influx at the moment. Keep an eye on twitter #waxwingsUK for news :)

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Towlersonsafari

Lovely photos! Look in your local supermarket carparks! The only time we have seen them is in a Sainsburys-anywhere there are berries

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offshorebirder

@@kittykat23uk - great photos Jo! I especially like the one showing the Waxwing in mid-gobble as it eats the berry.

 

I did not realize Bohemian Waxwings occurred in the UK - glad y'all get to enjoy them. Do they only come in irruption years or are they regular wintering birds?

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Towlersonsafari

Hello @@offshorebirder I foolishly never realized they had a proper title-"bohemian" Waxwings-i was tempted to say they just do what they like and follow no rules but although some appear every year they don;t always turn up in numbers-so an invasion year-and lets hope this is one-is something very exciting! they can also be very confiding-hence their use of supermarket carparks-it would be interesting to ask if the north American ones are also bold-i have seen photos of a kid in the Shetland isles holding a branch out with apples stuck on them and waxwings feeding on the apples!

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Gorgeous! We get Waxwings but not these... which we would call Bohemian Waxwings. Those are very rare in my area, only a vagrant in winter--I've only see one once. But we get Cedar Waxwings which are very common and almost as beautiful as these.

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  • 7 years later...

Reviving an old thread as we've had a good winter for these lovely birds in the UK

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Kitsafari

@pomkiwi love the second photo - framed by the rain drops.  

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Peter Connan

Beautiful photos!

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We've had a few in Norwich too

 

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Lovely photos.  Waxwings are such cool birds.  We just had them in our back yard here in Az but they were too far for decent pictures.  Back in Northern California they were regular visitors...

 

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