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Friday, 22 February 2013

Waxwings still around

On Thursday 21st February, 13 Long- tailed Tits seen early morning in the garden. At 8.40am in the morning of the 22nd february, as I was preparing to leave for work, I heard a Redwing call and saw it fly north directly over the house. Back at work at Great Yarmouth Library today Friday 22nd February, initially I didn't see any Waxwings but some seen perched on a distant TV aerial near Tolhouse Strret and 3 flying over to the berry bush initially revealed 9 of their number. A load of Starlings around 150 were about too and when all the birds took to flight, the Waxwings flew too (appeared to go towards Nottingham way) a few minutes later at 12 noon, 14 Waxwings flew back perched on a distant tree and up to 5 at a time flew over to the Library berry bush. The didn't stay long and flew east again. A 5 minute look over Filby Broad revealed the high pitched squeeking of a very vocal Kingfisher perched on a white stained ledge by the bridge. It promptly flew left, while out on broad were 9 Goldeneye, (4 male and 5 female).

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