Well what a super Waxwing invasion! An early spread of birds from mid-October including down into England and over to the west and right down to the south west suggested it was going to be a big one. Now flocks of 100s and up to 1,000 have confirmed this.
|Adult male Waxwing Green/Green/Red basking in the Glasgow sun on Possil Road on 16th November (Stuart Watson).
|Juvenile male Waxwing Red/Orange/Orange basking in the Newcastle sun in Benton on 17th November (Mike Carr).
|Juvenile male Waxwing Red/White/Orange photographed in Musselburgh on 21st November (Len Hunter)
And their unique plumage features sometimes enables us to pin point which bird it is when colour ring reports are uncertain. Just what are the Waxwings favourite berries? And has Elgin taken over from Aberdeen as the new Waxwing capital?