Saturday, 26 November 2016

Waxwings in Natland

A single waxwing was spotted in the churchyard at the time of Wendy Balmer's funeral on Tuesday and a flock of 50 or so was seen on Abbey Drive on Friday. They come here from Scandinavia to see what they can find, and when conditions are right we could experience what in bird-watching terms is called an 'eruption'. Do email with sightings.
Tony Renkin emailled on Sunday 27th November: One waxwing Wednesday lunchtime Long Meadow Lane. Sunday morning a flock of 40/50 on apple tree aty Higher House Farm, Oxenholme Lane. (I think that the name for this influx of waxwings is an irruption).