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 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.