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Waxwings. A bit like buses.

In four years of birding I have not managed to see a Waxwing, always arrived too late or at the wrong place. Today we had arranged to visit my son and his family who live near Gt Yarmouth and having heard reports of a flock in the centre of Yarmouth decided to investigate on our way but expecting the usual result. Not this time. Found the right place ( group of birders hanging around with scopes, bins and cameras) right by a busy junction and a convenient supermarket carpark. Sure enough there was a flock of no less than 45 flying back and forth between bare trees on one side of the road and berry laden trees on the other. A bit like buses, wait four years and then 45 turn up at once.
Not the best shots as the sun was quite low and the best shooting location would have been in the middle of the road.














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Re: Waxwings. A bit like buses.

Some nice shots Peter, they are fantastic to see

I got a few shots of a flock of around 150 at Lockerbie this week. They were very skittish, feeding on a tree in the middle of a busy housing estate, so I could not get close to them feeding unfortunately.





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Re: Waxwings. A bit like buses.

Great shots never got close with a camera.
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Re: Waxwings. A bit like buses.

Thanks Greg. Your second shot is great, they do seem to like TV aerials don't they.

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Re: Waxwings. A bit like buses.

Great for aerial photography Peter

On a more serious note you must have a look at this link. It is astonishing

http://fair-isle.blogspot.com/2010/1...ll-always.html
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Re: Waxwings. A bit like buses.

Nice pics guys, but I have to say the pics on that blog are amazing and I am so glad you pointed me to it Greg.
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Re: Waxwings. A bit like buses.

Thanks for the link Greg. I saw some of the shots briefly on Autumnwatch but its nice to be able to study them at leisure.

Aerial photography, nice one.

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Re: Waxwings. A bit like buses.

Never seen one of these let alone that many.

Still waiting to see this years Bitterns at Fishers Green.

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Re: Waxwings. A bit like buses.

That aerial shot's a bit good, and I like the B'sIF one. I've not seen any this year, maybe they're giving Northumberland a miss.
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Re: Waxwings. A bit like buses.

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Thanks Greg. Your second shot is great, they do seem to like TV aerials don't they.

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Re: Waxwings. A bit like buses.

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I've not seen any this year, maybe they're giving Northumberland a miss.
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Birdguides, free at www.birdguides.com/login/login.asp is reporting Waxwings in Northumberland today at Wallsend,Jesmond Dene and Glanton.

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Re: Waxwings. A bit like buses.

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Still waiting to see this years Bitterns at Fishers Green.
Spoke to someone just this morning who's seen one there this week.
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