Sunday, 16 January 2011

Birding - 16 Jan 2011

After returning from a drop off at Gatwick we made a brief visit to Homebase in Brentford, West London in an attempt to see our firist 2011 Waxwings. After a while a single turned up and eventually made it's way onto the berries feeding with a few Redwings that were moving around in the bush. Something spooked it and it flew off, quickly followed by about another 20, that came right out of the middle of the bush in a tight flock and that must have been roosting up, very well hidden. They disappeared over the roofs of the adjacent houses so we left it at that and as is the norm at the moment returned home to hide from the wind, the later rain and usual dull day.