Sunday, 14 November 2010

Finally _ _ _ Waxwings

Sorry for the lack of recent posts, I have been out and about the last few week-ends but keep missing out on the birds I have targetted. It also seems we have spurned some cracking light traveling in the car and by the time we arrive its clouded over, or the quick shopping trip to be followed by birding that becomes a long shopping trip!

Anyway following the influx of Waxwings into the uk and particularly in a number of spots in N Yorks nearby like Kirbymoorside 20 miles away and even in East/West Ayton where I live (whilst I am stuck at work) I read of 17 birds at Malton about 16 miles away yesterday morning and within 90 minutes we were there and soon located 6 birds on the edge of a car park and feeding on berries to the back of the George Hotel.

They were a little high most of the time and fed briefly a couple of times on the berries before flying off after I had spent 30-40 minutes with them. So off to the supermarket and by the time I am out again its clouded over!

Brilliant birds, great light, my best shots to date of this species, I hope to catch up again with Waxwings  before too long.


Bob Bushell said...

Wow, that's fabulous Mike, the Waxwings are heading straight for us, at least that is possible. Brilliant shots as well.

Anonymous said...

Well done Mike.
Excellent images of this elusive species.
Elusive to me anyway.

Chris said...

Well done Mike. You finally got them... We got a massive influx of them in Iceland, so I guess you will see more... Beautiful pictures you got and I kind of understand when you say they are highly perched... You just have to be patient and stay there a while. They will eventually go to the ground ;-)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Wonderful entries Mike. They are such handsome looking birds. really lovely. Have a great week. Mary

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Bob, Roy, Chris.

Hope you see these birds Bob & Roy.

They wenmt lower Chris but very briefly and nearly always too fast for me!

You have a nice week too Mary.

Steve's Wildlife And Birding Blog. said...

Always a joy to see Mike,nice images.