29th October 2012 – Waxwings brighten up a dull day…

I fancied a ‘Greggs’ pasty for lunch – coincidently two Waxwings had been reported in the same area at Kingstown Industrial Estate on the outskirts of Carlisle!!… As we entered the industrial estate hawk-eyed Tracy picked them up as we drove past a road end, so I did a quick U-turn and drove back. And there they were, happily ‘trilling’ away in the top of a small tree – but not two birds, there were six of the beauties. I got out of the car and began to take a few photos, as so often seems to be the case with this species they weren’t bothered in the slightest by people walking by or by the many Eddie Stobart trucks driving past (which was keeping my little boy amused whilst I looked at them)…

A quick drive round the ‘island’ in gloomy conditions revealed the resident Great White Egret on the estuary off Campfield Marsh…

There were no goldies at all in their favourite fields at Cardurnock but loads were roosting on the mud on Moricambe Bay, I tried to go through them but they were a bit distant and the light was awful, and then the rain started. A large flock of Barnies was on the marsh but they were even more distant. A small flock of Twite were on the edge of the airfield.

….and some autumn leaves gathered by my boy…

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One Response to 29th October 2012 – Waxwings brighten up a dull day…

  1. Carl Baggott says:

    Cracking pictures of the Waxwings – always a great bird to see, hopefully some will make it further south as the winter goes on.

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