Sunday, 6 January 2013

Sunday 6th January 2013

No sign of the Hawfinches today on the three of visits I made to the churchyard (09:40, 11:00 and 13:30) but good to catch up with some more local birders (Donna, James, et al). Undeterred by the mist I followed up a report of Waxwings in East Malling, and quickly found a flock of 20+ birds amongst a large, mobile flock of Fieldfares and Starlings.  The birds were mostly distant, and in the mist, but eventually some of the birds ventured nearer and I managed a few snaps in poor light.  The number of birds in these orchards were significantly higher than those seen this winter on the research station land where most of the apples were picked or cleared from the trees this season.

Loads of birds to look through!

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