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2012 was my first waxwing winter : Climate conditions meant a failure in berry crops in Northern Europe. As a result flocks of the extraordinary, exotic looking Waxwings arrived in Britain in search of food. Most recently (2022) are images from Sunderland then from 2016 a fantastic repeat performance! Following are images from trip to North Wales, (orange Rowan berries) then to a location near Clitheroe in Lancashire. (Red Rowan berries). (Following that are the first images I took of Waxwings in Oxfordshire 2012.) To attract these birds to your garden, plant berry bearing trees and shrubs such as Rowan, Pyracantha, Crataegeus and Yew.
Waxwing on the wing!
Waxwing taking off amongst Rowan berries Sunderland 2022
Hanging about in a Rowan tree, St Asaphs, North wales.
Waxwing orange landscape
Waxwing group on red Rowan berries
Waxwing wings wide
A waxwing takes flight
Waxwing blue sky 2016
Pair of Waxwings
Look at me!
Bohemian waxwing, spreads his wings
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