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Waxwings

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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

 

30999270601_031663fc7f_c.jpgWaxwing by Jo Dale, on Flickr

 

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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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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A beautiful bird and stunning photos!

(I have never seen one)

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@@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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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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