Still afraid to go out in the bitter cold weather and do some real birding I again checked out the local area in the car.
I'd been parked up near one of the many berry trees in the area for about 10 minutes and was refusing to take any more Fieldfare and Redwing shots that were on the tree when all of a sudden from absolutely nowhere 20 Waxwings suddenly landed on the tree.
Taken completely by surprise (not for the first time) I went into panic mode as I turned the camera on and tried to point the camera through a closed window.By the time I got everything ready to get some shots the Waxwings were fluttering around everywhere and even my shouting "Keep still you *******" failed to have an effect.
They then flew off only to return 10 minutes later but only stayed for 20 seconds before disappearing for good.So the good news is that there is a flock of Waxwings in the Bentley Heath/Dorridge area but the bad news is they've got plenty of berry trees to go on.
Didn't do too well with the pics but that was my fault.