Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Tuesday 20th January

Cycled into work, making a detour to the churchyard, East Malling to see if any Waxwings were still around. The light was terrible and it started to rain but in 5 minutes I located at least 15 Waxwings feeding on the apples.

No sign of the Waxwings while I was at the orchard at lunchtime (12:40-13:20), although all 26 had been seen earlier. A couple of Brambling were present. I was later contacted by both Tony Roulinson and then Ross to say the flock was feeding on the Viburnum berries in Garner Drive, East Malling early afternoon (13:30-14:30).

6 comments:

Ken said...

Hi Adam.
Thanks for all the updates concerning the Waxwings. called in there this afternoon to see them. Only saw 1 but I was still well happy.Keep it up

Warren Baker said...

Adam,
Sending over the barn owl to snatch me one of your waxwings!!

Greenie said...

Adam ,
He had just started to calm down after the Hawfinch , then you ply him with Waxwings .
And I think he's low on tablets at the moment .

Adam said...

Just hope the King Eider doesn't decide to take dip on Bradbourne Lake-think that would push things over the edge! Seriously though I'd love to have seen some of the birds that visted Pittswood last year - never ending Autumn Whinchats, low flying Osprey and Firecrest to name a few. The Waxwings will make it down that way, I'd put money on Warren getting one before 2009 is out.

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lee said...

Hello Adam,scare some Waxwing down to Whetstead can you,im not jealous honest, may be i will pop up to your patch at the weekend if they are still their.

Roger said...

Hi Adam

Thanks for highlighting the location of the waxwings.I only managed 19/20 in the trees at the back of the churchyard at 11.45 on Tuesday.Still not bad for a strictly amateur birdwatcher !!!

Roger the Walker