Nature provides food all year round for wildlife in readiness for the coming months ahead, whether it be the spring time or autumn into winter. Often some of these bounties are more richer than others and as a measure of that certain species give us a clue to this with their higher than normal numbers, one such species is the Waxwing.
First images of the new year and I found myself with these stunningly beautiful and exquisite Waxwings, one of our most handsome winter visitors from their Scandinavian homeland.
A few years back we were almost invaded by these stunning birds, and last year their numbers were slightly down. But with a mild last twelve months the trees have been bursting with berries much sooner and richer this year and so these Waxwing numbers have increased.
There is no secret to how to find them, just look on your local county birding websites and most will show you numbers and where they were last seen. When I heard they were quite local to me I made the short trip to where my local birding site had told me they were. They are just stunning looking and worth seeing if for the briefest of moments before they move on after gauging on natures bounty before heading back to their Scandinavia breeding grounds.
As the new year begins its been great to get back out with my camera. I have lots of workshops and one to ones booked in over the next few months. Thanks to all those that brought gift vouchers for Christmas presents. To those that have received them just get in touch here or give me a call and I will sort everything out for you, many thanks.