Witcombe Waxwings

Tuesday 19th April 2011

After arriving too late yesterday evening, I headed straight for Witcombe after work today. I arrived to find the WAXWINGS, in the Mistletoe-laden tree opposite Great Witcombe church. I counted 16 in total, mostly just sitting in the tree preening, and occassionaly expelling the sticking remains of Mistletoe berries from their rear end. Some of them came down to a puddle in the road to drink. It was a beautiful warm evening (still 22oc) and I watched them for ages, until they eventually took to the air, at about 6.35pm, and headed off in a northerly direction. Well done to @BlueAlert Chris Berry for finding them yesterday.


That's better!:

This morning before work, the Reed Warbler was still maintaining its territory south of The Pilot and a Goldcrest, four Chiffchaffs and three Blackcaps were all in song.Link


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