Highlight birds on the walk were Goldcrest, Jay, Dunnock, Robin, Wren, Redwing, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers having a bit of a to-do, a single Sparrowhawk and single Raven.
On my way home I drove to Sandy Lane/Roman Way to check the berry trees for Waxwings, as I had done a few times recently without luck, today was no exception. I then checked out (again) berry trees by a local (ish) Co-op store where Waxwings had been reported the week previous...woohoo...3 flew to the top of a tree as I sat in my car trying not to look too conspicous with my camera and bins! They did not stay for long as a couple of Mistle thrushes spooked them, I have since been told that the Mistle Thrush are regularly in that area so defending their territory or berry crop I suppose! I waited to see if the Waxwings returned but the need for a cuppa got the better of me so I returned home!
I am happy with the sighting of the 3 Waxwings so I doubt I will go searching again for them, I may be lucky to see a few more on any future Winter walks.
A lone Redwing was feeding alongside Blackbirds in my garden when I returned home.
I was well pleased with the bird sightings I had had today.
Distant but a delight to see!
The sun shone brightly 10 minutes after the Waxwings had departed. The Blackbirds looked a treat as they ate their treats!
My first Redwing in the garden this Winter!