Saturday, January 21, 2012

It's all about the berries!

The Waxwing has always seemed to be my bogey bird. I hear of a sighting and rush off to try and see what I feel is one of the most beautiful birds that visits the British Isles. So when I heard earlier in the year that a flock of Waxwings had been seen on and off for a few days just next to the University in Scarborough I had to try and catch up with these incredible birds. I went looking for them three consecutive days and saw nothing.

So last week I was put on Waxwing alert again when a group of 12 birds had been constantly seen feeding on berries on the trees in the car park of B&Q in Scarborough. Well I take it you have guessed already what happened next. After the initial sighting it eventually took four attempts before FINALLY I caught up with them and oh boy was it worth it. I also managed to capture Blackbirds and Mistle Thrush which the later proved to be very difficult to photograph and proved even more difficult towards the Waxwings chasing them away from the berries at every given opportunity - enjoy.


JRandSue said...

Stunning collection Steve,when you've finnished with these,send down to Cornwall.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Really nice set of images Steve. I have been down to B&Q 7 or 8 times over the last fortnight but no joy.
I did see and photograph a couple of flocks last year.
I just want a year tick at least, not too much to ask is it!

SusieB said...

You lucky thing great siting and nice pics!

glyn hudson said...

hi steve nice shots of the waxwings glyn