Saturday, 25 December 2010


The turkey was in the oven and the presents were unwrapped, what better time for a quick walk down to New Hythe. We only went a short way into the country park from the Brook House entrance before we found a Waxwing tucking in to some apples growing wild on the side of the ice covered track. As ever, the light was difficult but I managed to get a few half decent shots. On the way back we heard the unfamiliar but recognisable trill of more Waxwings and saw about a dozen birds in the top of a Hawthorn bush, but they flew away in a westerly direction almost immediately. Carol had never seen one of these lovely birds, she has now, what a Christmas cracker!


Warren Baker said...

FOR GODS SAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where are mine !!!

not reading anymore Waxwing reports.. sulk sulk

Greenie said...

Phil ,
What a great Christmas present for both of you . Great shots .
You certainly know how to wind up a certain other Blogger !

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Waxwings that you have photographed, but, poor Warren!

John Lambshead said...

happy xmas

ShySongbird said...

Like Carol, I have never seen one either :( Would you believe I was dreaming about them the other night...How sad is that? ;)

Lovely photos, a great Christmas present!

Sorry not to be commenting regularly but 'real' life has reared its ugly head!

Hope you and yours are having a very happy Christmas :)