There were only 111 birds this morning give or take one or two. Only is probably the wrong word as 111 Waxwings in the garden was unimaginable just a few weeks ago but numbers have almost halved over the last week. This fits in well with the decline in sightings being reported across the uk. Some birds will already be well on their way back to the main breeding grounds in Russia and a few early birds may have even arrived at the closest breeding grounds in Finland and western Russia.
|The Waxwings as they gathered at sunrise this morning (23/04/13)|
|Fatwings (Bombycilla blubberus), These birds were still feeding at 19:40 this evening.|
|Fatwings (Bombycilla blubberus), The same two birds as above..|
|You can see how some birds look much plumper than others.|
The bird on the lower left is likely to be the light weight in this bunch.