Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Chasing local Waxwings.

The only birding I've been able to do lately has been chasing Waxwings that have been reported locally.

The reason for this is that the extreme cold we've been enjoying recently necessitates me wearing so many layers to prevent frostbite I am unable to move around freely so I've been cruising around the Dorridge area in the car chasing up Waxwings that have been reported.

Unfortunately I've had no luck with last Sunday being the most annoying day when three times the bird text alert told me Waxwings were showing well in local streets but when I raced straight over there absolutely nothing was about.Makes me wonder how old are these bird text alerts when you get them.

Had another go this morning but the only birds that visited my favourite yellow berried Rowan tree were these chaps :-


Kevin Groocock said...

Difficult locating Waxwing in this area - i've been keeping a good eye while driving around but so far ZILCH!At the moment they seem to be passing through, however if this cold keeps up, I'm sure they will stop longer to strip the berries.

Steve Seal said...

Arnt they Waxwings, bugger me ive been photographing the wrong birds.

Max Silverman said...

Cheers Guys.

Steve I wish they were plenty of those around.