Tuesday, 27 November 2012


Taylors Way, Eastfield, Scarborough
Many thanks to Adrian Ewart for the text saying there were Waxwings about at Eastfield, Scarborough last Friday. Luckily I had a local site meeting and was able to get to see them for about 1/2 and hour at lunch time before rushing back to work.

These bird are fantastic to watch, with the waxwing is a winter visitor to the UK and can really only be seen between October and March to feed on berries, particularly rowan and hawthorn, but also cotoneaster and rose.

It is just smaller than a starling with a prominent crest, generally a reddish-brown with a black throat and black mask round its eye, along yellow and white in the wings and a yellow-tipped tail.



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