I collected a few more branches of cotoneaster berries at my next stop but I seem to have collected all that are within easy reach at this location now. I only take the low level branches that are too disturbed for Waxwings to feed on should they find these tree cotoneasters. The crowns are still full of berries but the Waxwings haven't found them yet.
Next stop was the supermarket where I bagged up around 3 days supply of the supermarket's basic range loose apples. I loaded the trolley and went to the checkout. Now if you want to get random women starting a conversation I can recommend putting 14kg of apples on a checkout conveyor. I have been asked if I run an after school club and if the basic range apples are good eating. They just have to know why you are buying so many apples.
The dog looks on in hope of there being something in those bags for him.
|This is what 14kg of apples looks like.|
It is only around 3 days supply for 60 Waxwings.
I had only just stopped recording when the adult male Sparrowhawk had another go at the Waxwings. It didn't get one this time and briefly perched in the tree that had been full of feeding birds seconds before. It really spooked them and they didn't come back to feed for the rest of the day. Not sure what will happen tomorrow after that but I will be up early again to find out.