Thursday, 31 January 2013
On Thursday 31st January, 18 Waxwing were seen around the Berry bush at Crab Lane and they all flew west a few yards to a tree by some houses. Early afternoon, the Waxwings were busy feeding on the bush again, joined by Ricky F, we both witnessed a Sparrowhawk dive at great speed into the bush and unfortunately pluck out an unfortunate Waxwing, held securely in its talons as it shot away. The rest of the Waxwings flew to the tall trees in the churchyards where there were 50+ birds. The Fieldfare was again seen on the berry bush giving very good views.