Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Waxwings in May
On Tuesday 9th May, I drove up to 25 Beccles Road, Southtown parking up at the end of Church road and walking up to the aforementioned address. As yesterday no sign of the Waxwings on the Cotoneaster bush in the pocket handkerchief sized front "garden" but by an alleyway opposite were 2 birders looking up in the trees. A sure sign of success and it was good to see pioneer digiscoper Danny P as one of the duo. I could see the Waxwing perched high up in the tree it flew to the next accompanying roadside tree and it was joined by a second Waxwing. They then flew over the road and started feeding on the Cotoneaster berries before worryingly flew back low over the road and fortunately missing contact with the constantly traffic on both lanes. Easily my latest ever in spring. No pics as I looked just after work.