Sunday, 20 January 2013

Yellow Hammer and Waxwings

The snowy weather often brings unusual birds into gardens and other urban habitats.
This morning at about 8.30am we spotted a yellow hammer searching for food along the edge wall of the pond, just outside our conservatory window.
It spent about 10 minutes, that we observed, as it foraged back and forth, often disappearing underneath the window sill.

A couple of hours later, as I walked down to the corner shop, I spotted this noisy flock of waxwings sheltering in a tree top.
This attractive starling sized bird is a winter migrant from northern Europe.

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