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Thursday, 28 October 2010

In search of the Waxwing

Well they have arrived, across the country good numbers of Waxwings are now reported.... close to home too at Macclefiled forest.
A quick trip before work to add a bird to the year list.... er well .... not this time. Even with an ambundance of Hawthorn and Rowan berries the Waxwings were not at this location this morning. The trip was still very worth while with cracking views of 25+ Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Pheasant, Goldcrest, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel amongst the usual woodland birds. Suprisingly no Redwings this morning.

A pair of Greater Spotted Woodpecker guarded their territory, while a lone female pecked her way along a fence checking out each and every post along its length.

This silouetted Kestrel was in a hurry as it flew across a meadow towards the forest

 and this one wasnt in quite such a hurry

Further down the forest, the only thing of note were 3 male Pochard on Ridgegate.

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