Another Waxwing post I am afraid.
These birds were first reported on Wednesday by Josh Jones, whose Mum had seen them from her office window on an industrial estate in the small town of Bourne in Lincolnshire. She initially reported 3, but on my arrival I managed to count 12, but this quickly turned into 21! The birds seemed very nervous and flew at the slightest noise and movement, most unlike typical Waxwings. They were feeding on Rowan and Hawthorn berries, but were also 'fly-catching' from the top of a Sycamore tree, behaviour that has been present in all the Waxwings that I have seen so far this year. It is still fairly mild and with the presence of insects the birds are taking full advantage in order to get a mixed diet.
As can be seen from the photos, the sun was a little bit shy, to say the least, but I am sure there will be more opportunities this winter, one which looks like another 'irruption' year for this crested wonder.