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Old 27-12-16, 02:19 PM
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Old 27-12-16, 03:38 PM
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Nice Garden Christmas Present. My neighbour says we used to get them here in our gardens but I've never seen one.
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Old 27-12-16, 04:43 PM
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Lucky you Ian! They know where their bread is buttered or should I say where the seed is!

Love the pics! You have been spotted in the last photo.
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Old 28-12-16, 06:23 PM
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Great Pictures of a very lovely bird, we are going out on Friday
to look for these as well as Waxwings.
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Old 28-12-16, 07:48 PM
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Good luck with your search for Bramblings and Waxwings.

"Our" local flock of Waxwings is still chomping its way through the berries in Morrison's car park in Ormskirk, though I've yet to see them in good light. I walked up this afternoon and it got dull and foggy in the ten minutes it took, but the birds are still there, so I'll give it another go tomorrow.

Some years ago I had to dash home at lunch time to collect some files, glanced out of the window and there was a Brambling in the back garden. Never had one there since...

Have fun on Friday.

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PS. Just checked today's photos. Pity the first one's out of focus, but the second isn't bad.

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Old 29-12-16, 07:22 AM
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Oh Tony that's called taking the Michael , lovely shots, it is strange they seem to like
car parks near super markets, I am pleased some of us are seeing these lovely birds.
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Old 29-12-16, 06:19 PM
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Supermarkets attract Waxwings because the planners specify ornamental trees for the landscaping and that usually means berries. Its a happy accident.

Thanks for the comments on the photos, and at the risk of rubbing it in , I went up there again this afternoon in lovely sunshine, and a couple of the results are shown below. There were just two birds in evidence, and they seemed to be scavenging what's left of the berries after ten days of feeding there, so I guess they'll be off imminently.

I promise I won't post any more pictures of Waxwings. Or if I do I'll stop highjacking others' threads.

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Old 29-12-16, 06:33 PM
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Don't stop posting your pictures, its great seeing these lovely birds,
I have just heard there are waxwings over in Colne.
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Old 30-12-16, 11:36 AM
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Super Waxwing pics Tony! I hope to catch up with them sometime in the new year...fingers crossed.
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Old 30-12-16, 02:46 PM
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Great pics Tony. I've not managed to connect with any Waxwings so far even though they've been reported at Kendal, Arnside and various locations in Lancaster.
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