Winter 2008 saw a big migration of Waxwings from Europe and Scandinavia into the U.K.
Opportunities for photographing them occurred at many places. Car parks at supermarkets were a favourite
as the surrounding gardens are often planted with Mountain Ash (Rowan) Trees who's berries are a favourite food
and in particular the yellow ones. This migration happens when the weather on the continent gets extremely cold
so keep a look out for them if it happens.
I took my pictures at various locations around the North West Lancashire area and a few even from my front door in Heysham.
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THESE FEW WAXWINGS APPEARED IN A TREE OPPOSITE MY HOME.
A RINGED BIRD FROM WEST YORKSHIRE.
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