Waxwings

Overmiwadrers

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Had a bunch of these in the garden at the weekend 40 or so , not seen any for a few years any one else seen any .

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Cap'n Fishy

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A fair number in the Edinburgh area. They seem to like the rowans in supermarket car-parks. Sainsbury's and Aldi seem to be their favourites. :p

I have not seen any myself, though I haven't really been out looking for them.

A mate of mine got a few in the Figgate Park, and I did go for a look, but they had moved on by the time I got there. This is one of his shots...


Col
 

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Teesmouth Bird Club website has virtually gone over to only using twitter quite apt in an ironic way . I don't use twitter.
Lovely photo Col.
 

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They seem to be pretty common on this side of the pond. During the summer, I will see flocks of them perched over the river in my back yard, swooping for insects them back to the branch. They're a pretty sure sign of an active hatch. In the winter, a flock will descend on any bush with berries and quickly denude it.
 

Cap'n Fishy

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Lovely photo Col.

Not my photo, Noel, but one of my pal's.

I did get some shots of them a couple of years ago in Gullane churchyard...

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They seem to be pretty common on this side of the pond. During the summer, I will see flocks of them perched over the river in my back yard, swooping for insects them back to the branch. They're a pretty sure sign of an active hatch. In the winter, a flock will descend on any bush with berries and quickly denude it.

Only a winter visitor to our shores. Numbers highly variable, from year to year, depending on food supplies and weather here and elsewhere in northern Europe.
 

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Never seen them in Speyside but usually the Scandinavian Thrushes have cleared the arowans out by this time of year.
Used to get them on the coast when I lived there.
 
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Never seen them in Speyside but usually the Scandinavian Thrushes have cleared the arowans out by this time of year.
Used to get them on the coast when I lived there.

A lot being seen around little Canada at reiket lane in Elgin,also many about in forres, been a lot around this year.Lovely to see them and hoping they hit the rowans along from me soon.
 

weiliwen

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Not my photo, Noel, but one of my pal's.

I did get some shots of them a couple of years ago in Gullane churchyard...

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Only a winter visitor to our shores. Numbers highly variable, from year to year, depending on food supplies and weather here and elsewhere in northern Europe.

Outstanding photographs!
 

redietz

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Do they have the same reputation in the UK for smashing into windows as they do in the US? Apparently, they prefer fermented berries and get drunk frequently.
 
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