Monday, 3 December 2012

Four of us went chasing Waxwings today in East Kent.First we made for Stonelees where only yesterday two hundred had been seen,but despite us stomping all round the area at times through thick mud and not seeing a single one,we came to the conclusion that they must have moved on.We thought this rather surprising as the bushes were still covered in berries.However we didn`t give up hope of seeing Waxwings today and next made for the observatory at Sandwich,where fifty had been reported,also only yesterday.
Still we saw no Waxwings,although three had been seen in the car park earlier in the morning,these and the others yesterday must also have moved on.By this time we had giving up hope,but while we we sitting in the hide overlooking the scrape a report of a flock of thirty birds at Yorckletts,behind Young`s lorry Park came up on the pager.At last Waxwings (34),but no sooner had we got out the car,down came the rain,shame,but I guess this winter we will hopefully see many more and in better light.

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