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Friday, 31 December 2010

Waxing ...............2010

Finally caught up with a few Waxwings which I found for myself , and a couple of hours along the estuary ,a lot of the snow has gone but so has the nice sunny days and it was rather dull and overcast over  the last couple of days of 2010 , about a dozen Waxwings feeding on a few berries of White Hornbeam, a flock of about 80+ Fieldfare  feeding on those orange berries of Pyracantha  also present a flock of 120 Linnets with about 12 or so Twite in amongst them, they are all very flighty though this area is popular with dog walkers  .The field opposite was awash with waders obviously feeding on what ever has come to the surface after the thaw

 Waxwings dropping in to feed on White Hornbeam, they like to perch on a higher tree nearby and then drop in to feed
 They seemed to drop a few and I should have checked them to see if they where being selective or just clumsy
 Fieldfare a winter speciality had some over the house the other day but not in the garden
Two of the Twite in with the Linnets ,the flock very mobile when not sat atop the tallest trees

Fieldfare will probably end this year and start 2011


Birding about Northumberland said...

Cracking photos, love the Fieldfare, much better than mine but will keep trying
Happy New Year

Northumbrian Birding said...

Thanks Michelle, a Happy New Year to you also , good birding for the coming year.