Friday, November 23, 2012

Waxwing Invasion

Some years we hardly have any Waxwings visiting our shores but occasionally we have a bumper year and 2012 seems like it is going that way. There was an invasion on the Shetland Isles and then Waxwings started to invade the east coast before heading inland where they have been seen in York, Leeds and Sheffield in big numbers.

Here on the Yorkshire Coast we have had our fair share of these beautiful birds arriving from the high north from countries such as Norway, Sweden and Iceland. They come to our shores to feed up through the winter months due to the fact that there must be a harsh winter in their homelands to cause them to migrate to our shores in search of that perfect berry.

Over the last few weeks I have been photographing these stunning birds around my home town of Scarborough and below are a few images to depict the shear beauty and elegance of this winter visitor - the Waxwing.

1 comment:

Tim Cray said...

You have shared some stunning pics of birds , i have never seen some of these birds before ,i really like the pics and the angle you have made to click these pics

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