Saturday, December 06, 2008

Waxwing and gulls,

My route to Moore NR takes me through a houseing estate with plenty of rowan trees planted in the gardens and verges. Over recent years I have often commented this looks perfect for waxwings and today it was. A couple of redwing caught my attention in the berry trees so I stopped to take a closer look. I then scanned the nearby trees and bushes and a lovely waxwing was sitting in one of the taller trees preening itself.

It was then on to Moore NR for some gull watching. The best of the gulls for me on birchwood pool were an adult med gull and an adult yellow legged gull but others had 2nd w, 3rd w, and adult caspian gull earlier and nearby. The tawny owl was in its usual tree.

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