Having spent the morning walking around Draycote in the fog and seeing very little except fog, I was not in the best of moods! A Blue Whale could have been in the centre of the water but invisible! Wondering what or if I could do to update my blog, my RBA text alert informed me of six Waxwings at Cubbington. This winter, Waxwings are about as rare locally as rocking horse
sh** poo, so I grabbed camera and bins and headed out at a speed that the ambulance service would have been proud of in reaching the standard for a 999 call! I arrived at the junction of Rugby Rd and Pinehurst but nothing could be seen and the light was apalling! I heard the characteristic "trilling" call and a single Waxwing land in the berry tree opposite my parking spot. This bird was then joined by a further five and all six toured the area, visiting the berry tree. In good light, the image potential would have been excellent. On this occasion, I had to use my tripod, high ISO, and battle low speed to get some record shots. THe birds remained for about 45mins before flying NE, probably to roost. I offer below some sample record shots. Keep 'em peeled they are about. I've now got four days working so extremely pleased I could touch base today.