Friday, 28 December 2012

Roosting Waxwings, Shadoxhurst

Back playing football in the Shadoxhurst field this afternoon, with Lewis and friends, I could hear Waxwings calling in the distance for much of the time we were there. The weather was as wet and gloomy as ever making it impossible to spot them from afar.

Then at about 4.15 pm the birds were audibly much closer and calling strongly together. We quickly spotted the flock of at least 50 birds as they made a slow 'figure of eight' flight over the gardens of Molloy Road and then over the football field, before finally dropping into roost in gardens near the village pavillion. I'm pleased my son and friends saw them so well, all be it as silhouettes.

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