12 January 2018

A short Waxwing window between blizzards..........


There was a heavy snowstorm in Hakodate on Thursday night/Friday morning and again on Friday afternoon..................


But there was a gap in the weather and I had a couple of hours to spare so I went back to the park with the waxwings and other berry eating birds............




The Japanese Waxwings were still present................









And there were at least 2 Bohemian Waxwings with them...............



And lots of Dusky Thrush, a common winter visitor..............





There were also some Brambling, a lone Grey Starling and a single Hawfinch too..............


But the Japanese Waxwings were the main attraction...............







I tried to take some flock pictures but these never seem to turn out well..............




I won't be able to make it to that park for a few days: maybe this particular flock will have moved on by then.

4 comments:

  1. Great series of images. The Japanese Waxwings are such spectacular birds and the red berries must be a magnet for them. I hope that the berry bearing bushes and trees are loaded so that you can enjoy them all winter long.

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  2. Quiet on the Waxwing (Bohemiam) front in the UK this winter (replaced by an eruption of Hawfinch) - but managed to ‘twitch’ two near Titchwell Norfolk on Saturday (my first in the UK). Tony

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  3. I've only ever seen Waxwings twice in the UK.............

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