14 February 2014
I had a couple of free hours this afternoon so I took a short walk to check if any waxwings were around. There were. Loads of them.
Unfortunately they were extremely flighty. The berries in the quiet park near my place were all eaten up, looks like the waxwings had arrived a few days ago when I was busy the last week or so whilst holed up at home working. This meant they were feeding on berries on the main street in town which is very busy with both traffic and pedestrians and also rather long meaning it is difficult to predict where the birds will land and also difficult to follow them around..............and it's right in front of the Police HQ so dashing across the road through the traffic is not a good idea................
There must have been several hundred of them. Mainly Bohemian Waxwing (all the birds in these pics) but with a few Japanese Waxwing too.
Also buzzing around were large numbers of Dusky Thrush with at least 1 Naumanns Thrush (a Hakodate tick for me). Hawfinch, Brambling and Grey Starling.
I may try my luck with them at the weekend, time and weather permitting.
The Premier League? Can Liverpool possibly, maybe, perhaps.......................?
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