Some of the Waxwing Group
My quest for Waxwings continues! Having had a good morning at Draycote, I decided to return to Newbold Road in Rugby in the hope of getting some better images. The birds here are quite nervous and take to flight at the least movement away from the road. However, I was pleased to locate at least 60 birds before the took flight over the nearby factory. These birds were not in a photogenic mood!
Remembering that Waxwings had also been seen in Bilton at May Lane / Addison Road, I took a look, but nothing. Another report was of a large group on Lawford Lane near Acorn Close in Bilton.
What a fantastic sight and sound show they put on. At least 150 Waxwing feeding on the copious berry trees along the "old" Lawford Lane. The calls from such a large number of birds was out of this world. It was such a fantastic sight that the local residents came out to view, video, photograph and ask questions about the Waxwings origin.
(More images can be seen on my website - see link opposite)