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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Waxwings & Fieldfare still at the Library

Arriving at Great Yarmouth Library today at around 9.15am, I was greeted by a wonderful flock of around 30 Waxwings in the trees by the edge of the car park and the talk trees by the Row 111 houses. Several of their number flew down to the berry bush feeding. The Fieldfare was around too. When children ran up a nearby staircase, all 30 Waxwings flew back to the trees by Row 111 houses and the Fieldfare also flew out and back to the tree too. My views of the birds were restricted to tea & lunch breaks, eventually the Waxwings were back with some of them, usually around 13 perched on the tree by the Library car park. Having to leave at 10.40am, the 13 were seen again and throughout the afternoon. This sub group of 13 Waxwings were in the near tree again and regularly flying to the berry bush but usually feeding just out of sight from the staff room window. My only photos of the Waxwings, were poor silhouetted shots from early morning (looking due east, not ideal!), this isn't really the best place for photography and is very difficult too with a blocks of flats so close by. At one time, the Fieldfare was feeding almost out in the open but disappeared into the middle of the bush when the camera came out! Finally, at 4.30pm when I left the 13 Waxwings were still around in the distant trees by the Row 111 houses put off by 2 loud talking hoodies loitering around the edge of the car park and the berry bush.

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