Sunday, January 13, 2008

Co-operative Waxwing

Waxwings are smart little birds from from northern Europe, arriving in Britain in varying numbers, year on year. Their penchant for red berries mean that modern supermarkets (whose carparks are generally landscaped with Mountain Ash, Rowan and the like) are often a good, though unlikely, place to look for these birds. Over the past couple of days a Waxwing has taken up residence at Rainbow in Cromer, and after a second visit, I managed good veiws of the bird on a somewhat dull gray day


this bird gets its name from the wax-like drops on the end of the covert feathers, seen below.

Possey Blue Tit (a blog 'first'!)

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