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That’s what I was in,when I came across a flock of Waxwings in Morecambe,Lancashire,NW England this a.m. 15th Nov 2012.
They come to the UK in winter from Scandinavia.Mostly only a few,but in some years there are “irruptions” of hundreds of birds.At the moment in NW England,there are over 700 reported in groups of up to 100. This was was in a group of 70+. These were the first I’d seen for 5 years.
Sony Alpha 350 DSLR Tamron70-300 zoom,edited in Photoshop
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The Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) is a member of the waxwing family of passerines. A sleek bird, 18–21 cm long with a pointed crest, it travels in large, nomadic groups with a strong, direct flight. It breeds in coniferous forests throughout the most northern parts of Europe, Asia and western North America. As the Cedar Waxwing inhabits only North America and the Japanese Waxwing only Asia, the Bohemian Waxwing is the only member of this family whose range circumnavigates all the continents just below the sub-Arctic latitudes. Source Wikipedia

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Living in the English Lake District,Cumbria,NW England with a love of photographing locations in Cumbria and Scotland, especially landscapes.

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  • SteveJackson
    SteveJacksonalmost 2 years ago

    Superbly captured !

  • Cheers Steve

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Olga Zvereva
    Olga Zverevaalmost 2 years ago

    Great image of this beautiful bird.

  • Thanks very much Olga

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 2 years ago

    He’s a beauty, what a find.

  • I was chuffed to say the least Colin.And they were in the tree right next to the burger van,so I had a celebratory Bacon & Egg butty

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 2 years ago

    Great shot, Jamie – I used to get them in my apple tree when I lived in the country

  • You were very lucky.The last big invasion of 5 years ago,we had some in the rowan tree behind our house but this year there are no berries on it.

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Nice capture Jamie, with an interestingt read

  • Thanks very much Larry

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 2 years ago

    What a great find Jamie – comes from being in the right place at the right time ! Lovely looking bird, well taken !

  • I had a hunch they were there Roy (well more than a hunch,I rang the local birdline..lol) I did miss out on a possible lifetime first the same day.It had buggered off just before I got there.

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessalmost 2 years ago

    Fabulous capture, Jamie. What a gorgeous bird. The only birds that sit still for me are crows and pigeons, and the odd seagull. lol. x

  • Ah poor Agnes.Try treacle on the tree branck,They stick around a bit longer

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 2 years ago

    A beautiful capture!!

  • Thanks very much Lorilee

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • micel
    micelalmost 2 years ago

  • Coo,thanks ever so Michael

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Cliff Williams
    Cliff Williamsalmost 2 years ago

    Really like this Jamie!!

  • Thanks very much Cliff.I was delighted to get so close.I have a series of shots of him trying to get a berry and eat it.It made me laugh.

    – VoluntaryRanger

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