Waxwing

Waxwing
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."

From "Auguries of Innocence"

by William Blake

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

A Fruitless Search for Waxwings!

I paid a brief visit to the Business Park this morning but there was not a sign of any waxwings - its really like looking for a needle in a haystack. Not even a consolation prize in the form of a fieldfare or redwing. The highlight of the trip was a trio of pied wagtails and there was a motley assortment of crows, wood pigeons and magpies. Even the ornamental lake was devoid of life - no sign of the 3 moorhens I saw the other day. Oh, well not to worry, it looks as though we are going to have a "waxwing winter" so plenty of time for more to enter the county.

There are zillions of berries and I am looking forward to further visits to see the species they will attract especially when the weather gets colder.



2 comments:

Dean said...

I`m also struggling to find any Waxwings, Caroline.
From the reports most of them are flycatching rather than tucking into berries.

Ragged Robin said...

Thanks for that tip Dean. Hopefully, we will both catch up with them eventually.