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Waxwings (out of county)


Around 50 by Victoria Quays in Sheffield on Friday last. Feeding on the many Cotoneaster berries in the office car-park.

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4 at Churchill Way, Neston at 10.30 this morning.

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We were on our way to Hassop Station last week when we got a puncture (damn potholes!) so spent the afternoon sitting in Buxton Pavilion car park instead! Went back today and saw 1 solitary waxwing - very close and obliging  - of course, we met someone who had made it there last weekend and seen 'around 100' - isn't it always the way?!!



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Three Waxwing just by Eastern corner of the Dog Field / opposite Recovery Wharf at Moore NR this morn. (400yards East of the Swing Bridge once on the reserve side).



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Sizeable flocks have been on the outskirts of Bakewell, on the Monsal Trail at Hassop Station, for the last 3 weeks. Saw 40+ there yesterday, eating Hawthorn berries and dropping down just yards from us to drink from a puddle by the side of the track. 



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33 Waxwing Battersby Lane Warrington  at 2pm yesterday. 



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28 - 32 Waxwing at Forshaw Street / Battersby Lane, Warrington at times through the day. Calling nicely this afternoon when I had time to stop and watch as opposed to views from traffic queues to date this year. Around 3pm a second flock of 20 or so flew in twice from the direction of Winwick Road circling the trees the other group is roosting in before returning that direction (flocks have been seen near Tesco). A group of eight Starlings flew by the second time the mobile flock appeared to give a nice flight comparison.



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2 waxwing marsh house lane car park Warrington at 9.50 as they went to leave at 10am   unfortunately 1 was taken by sparrowhawk , the other flew back towards battersby lane .



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2 Waxwing seemingly roosted at Battersby Lane Warrington, and present until 09.20 when they flew off strong east . none present when I called in at 12.30 on my way home from the patch.

Record shot of them below 



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Paul Flackett wrote:

Watched a group of 12 in Sheffield today. The usual hotspot in Crosspool. Numbers have been building all week and I'm sure they'll be around for a few more days as there are still an awful lot of berries on several trees. Saw the odd bird flycatching as well.


 

Numbers have really built-up now. Around 200 yesterday including a group that were feeding on Leyland Cypress cones (see photo) even though there were still plenty of berries in several trees along Manchester Road.



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at least 9 Waxwing earlier and at least 8 still present at Battersby Lane at 13.00 when I left.



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7 in same area just ,3 left nw ,7 arrived from south



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Steve Judge wrote:

Three Waxwing in Warrington this afternoon (Forshaw Street / Battersby Lane)

Within 5 minutes of arriving - John Tymon arrived - and three Waxwing quickly showed. Thanks very much John for the tip off earlier today.


 36 visits to the site in a month ,was rewarded with finally finding 3 there ,Waxwing have been hard to find

Locally this winter, which is surprising with thousands across the country. 



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Three Waxwing in Warrington this afternoon (Forshaw Street / Battersby Lane)

Within 5 minutes of arriving - John Tymon arrived - and three Waxwing quickly showed. Thanks very much John for the tip off earlier today.



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Reports on various media of seven at New Road Arley (near the Evergreen Shipping containers), three in Warrington Town Centre (Foreshaw Street / Battersby Lane), flyovers at Woolston Eyes and Moulton this morning so certainly seem to have arrived in North Cheshire.



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Trefoil Close, Toxteth, Liverpool

y'day pm (Sun 26/11), 41 Waxwings

today (Mon 27/11), report of just 5 Waxwings so far



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2:40 this afternoon:

1 waxwing at the top of a tree on Turnlea Avenue, Glossop

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1 Stansted rd chorley today 1 pm

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Paul Flackett wrote:

Watched a group of 12 in Sheffield today. The usual hotspot in Crosspool. Numbers have been building all week and I'm sure they'll be around for a few more days as there are still an awful lot of berries on several trees. Saw the odd bird flycatching as well.


 

Numbers up to 25+ now according to Sheffield Bird Study Group.



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Group of five flying behind tall tree and a laden bush behind the Wiveton bell public house, north Norfolk. Good chance they will be around for a few days as masses of berries.

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Watched a group of 12 in Sheffield today. The usual hotspot in Crosspool. Numbers have been building all week and I'm sure they'll be around for a few more days as there are still an awful lot of berries on several trees. Saw the odd bird flycatching as well.



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Long overdue Waxwing, a single adult, in Sheffield yesterday. It was in the berry trees that line the local hot-spot Manchester Road in Crosspool (ironically the first built-up area you hit in Sheffield after crossing the Snake Pass). None reported today though.



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Visiting Lancaster today and saw 2 waxwing on lentworth drive Scotforth in Lancaster . Been around a few days now but berry tree looking bare.
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3 in "berry trees" (sorry can't be specific with species of tree) at the junction of Battersby Lane and Forshaw Street, Warrington this morning at 10:40.

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2 in Adlington behind the pet store at 12:30 today.

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7 this morning in Glossop municipal car park at 09.30 with 3 Redwing and 2 Fieldfare 



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Large numbers of Waxwings being reported in eastern Scotland and East Yorkshire today. So we could be in for another influx this winter. Keep a lookout.

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Steve.



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8 in trees opposite John Moorse University Liverpool city centre at approx.12.45pm

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12 in the car park at Egerton Youth Club, Knutsford this early afternoon.

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Like Dave I'll post extra info here as well as in another thread in case folk only look in one place

20 Waxwings in Middlewich today, on Meadow View on the outskirts on the Northwich side, CW10 9QB for Sat Navs. The birds were in a pink Rowan a third of the way down on the right (2 or 3 berry trees here, with lots of berries left). They frequently flew off over the houses towards the all weather pitches and perched up in trees over there. They are very skittish so staying in the car may be best smile



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6 Waxwing over Milner Street, Warrington this morning



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Approx 100 Waxwings at Milner Street , Warrington this morning, though disappearing a lot of the time in two groups. At least 2 colour-ringed birds among them, but difficult to get good enough views of legs to read them (a Merseyside Ringing Group bird and a Grampian Ringing Group bird). Could probably be picked up on photos more readily.



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Headed to Barnton late afternoon as there had been reports of Waxwings there and it is very local to me. However on arrival birding mates present informed me that the flock of 24 had been flushed by a Sparrowhawk. We then waited with others for around 45mins with no luck. Consolation of year ticks of Sparrowhawk and Grey Wagtail were welcome however!

A quick whizz around some other berry trees that we had been told about proved fruitless (no pun intended wink ) so we headed home. But on taking the shortest route back to the main road, down Manor Drive past the Barn Owl Pub I noticed a large group of birds in the top of a tree - Waxwings biggrin They came doem to feed on a rowan and showed really well, a count revealing 28 birds so not only had we found them in a new feeding location, we had also self-found 4 new birds!! Not a bad result, but they then flew off, presumably to roost as the light was fading fast. With so many berries around Barton as a whole these birds will probably stick around for a while smile



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38 at Milner Street, Warrington at 14:45



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No sign of any Waxwings around the Lidl area in Northwich midday today. A few small trees with berries here and there although the berries look well past their 'sell by date.'

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C & W Bird News reporting 8 Waxwing at Lidl in Northwich yesterday late afternoon. Will have a look tomorrow to see if still around.

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21 in Warrington this morning alongside the A49 at Winwick Rd/Alder Ln



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Had a look for the Waxwings in Blackburn this morning en route to the Fylde Coast. Initially, saw around a dozen birds adjacent to the Go Outdoors store but once we were out of the car they vanished. Did a circuit of going over to Garden Street, Griffin Pub and back to the Go Outdoors store, checking the berry laden trees without success. However, we then learnt of the flock being behind the aforementioned pub, slightly in to the small housing estate. Shortly after we arrived (six or seven minutes from Go Outdoors) the flock of around twenty birds flew in. Very confiding, moving between two or three trees on the estate.

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Thanks for the info Austin. I used to live just down the road in Darwen, so know the area well. I am birding in Lancs tomorrow so it would be rude not to try and find them! Nice photographs you took.

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Hi Mark,

There are about 25 Waxwings in and around the Go Outdoors store in blackburn please take a look here http://austinmorley.blogspot.co.uk/ for pictutres and some more info on where the birds are hanging about.

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Birdguides reporting Waxwings in Blackburn today. Usual spot is the car park on Mincing Lane/Weir Street - see directions etc a few posts down from January 2014. I have also been told of a sighting of a few birds at Go Outdoors which is at the western end of King Street near St Wilfred's School. I have only the very basic/free Birdguides info, so not sure if it is one group of birds, or two.

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Three waxwings seen at 3pm on Littledale Rd, Great Sankey, Warrington.



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the sidings, Cheadle, Staffordshire. popped in on the way back from Buckinghamshire this afternoon.

6 waxwings showing well in the first garden on the sidings, I had them all to myself before a few of the local residents came over to enjoy them also, they eventually flew off west just before 4pm.


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Single Waxwing posing for the hordes of photographers just next to visitor centre at RSPB Old Moor. Nice Sunday dinner with the missus too! Cheers Chris

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Single Waxwing in Collingwood Road, Chorley, opposite the end of Pembroke Place. Apparently there was a small flock yesterday.

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4 waxwings present this morning in the car park at the junction of Mincing Lane and Weir Street in Blackburn. Plenty of berries around. They were harassed off by a magpie at one stage but returned quickly.

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Four Waxwings still present around the car park (berries a-plenty) at the junction of Mincing Lane and Weir Street in Blackburn, which is just off the A666 approaching the town centre. If not feeding in trees at the north end of the car park, they have a tendancy to rest/preen on the tv aeriel of the restaurant across the road at the opposite end of the car park. They have been around for a week or so and this has become a regular spot over the years.

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34 Waxwings on Preston New Rd Southport south west of garage at junction with Fylde Rd at about 2.30 today

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10 Waxwings in the trees on the car park at Asda in Anfield at lunchtime today. Made a nice sight while I was having lunch in the van.

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19 waxwings seen at 12:30 in trees at junction of Beresford Road and Homestead Way in Chapel-en-le-Frith.

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