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Look out for waxwings

I am reliably informed by my good friend Ray – who knows a good deal about these things – that now is the best time to see one of our most colourful winter visitors, the waxwing - and that this year they seem to be around in pretty good numbers.

From their raffish rosy crests to the bright yellow tips of their tails, waxwings are a joy to behold.  As you can see from this photo Ray took a few days ago, they’re quite gregarious, and partial to leftover berries – so if you have some nearby rowan trees, roses or hawthorns, and you’d like to catch a glimpse of these raffish-looking Scandinavian visitors, now’s the time to do some spotting.

Hope to have more of Ray’s pictures to show you soon…

 

 

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