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. However 2016 looks like 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.
Hanging about in a Rowan tree, St Asaphs, North wales.
Look at me!
Bohemian waxwing, spreads his wings
Waxwing wings wide
A waxwing takes flight
Waxwing orange landscape
Waxwing blue sky 2016
Pair of Waxwings