Waxwing winter.

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.
Bohemian waxwing
Bohemian waxwing

Hanging about in a Rowan tree, St Asaphs, North wales.

Look at me!
Look at me!

Bohemian waxwing, spreads his wings

Waxwing wings wide
Waxwing wings wide

A waxwing takes flight

Waxwing orange landscape
Waxwing orange landscape
Waxwing blue sky 2016
Waxwing blue sky 2016
Pair of Waxwings
Pair of Waxwings
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