Wonderful Waxwings

Elvetham Heath ~ 8th December 2012 ~ 

All over the UK Waxwings have been the most numerous species to have been reported recently, however none of these reports were even remotely close to me.

So when I received a text late in the afternoon saying a flock were in the local vicinity I decided that I would head over there in the morning. Excited, I couldn't sleep and so reminded myself of their call and behaviour and flicked through the hundreds of photos already taken of Waxwings until I finally fell asleep.

In the morning I waited for another text which would confirm the Waxwings were still around and as soon as it came in I gathered all my gear and headed out. Upon arrival the Waxwings were not present, but I was informed that they had disappeared and returned 9 times already. I set up and waited for their return, chatting to another young photographer also present.

The birds eventually returned and became tamer and tamer as the morning went on! The flock grew to an amazing 56 and allowed me to get pretty much as close as I needed in order to achieve some decent shots!

Here are a few of the shots I got throughout the day:

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