Waxwings at Attenborough

I was delighted to observe a small flock of waxwings on my walk around ANR yesterday (Thursday – remember that sunny day!!!!).


This is the classic pose, in good light and not obscured by twigs and leaves.

They were mainly feeding on rose hips and some haws from nearby hawthorn bushes.


Some of them were drinking from a puddle. This is not the best quality shot but I am intrigued by the tail and wing markings. The red markings look a bit like car tail lights methinks.

We had another walk down ANR today (Friday) and they were still there – near The Strand entrance to the reserve. Who knows how long they will stay.


Despite the poor light today I think this shot is among the best. Love the crest.

Finally – just before seeing the waxwings – I saw a lot of frog spawning activity in a nearby pond.

Love the expressions on their faces – ribbett!


  1. David L · March 15, 2017

    Oh My!
    Envy creeps in . . . .


    • beestonbirdman · March 15, 2017

      I’m sure you will get an opportunity soon. I was surprised that they were still around. Perhaps Scandinavia is having a harsher winter than we are.


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