Jump to content

The waxwings are here!!

Recommended Posts

Will have to keep an eye out for them when we walk up to S10 later!!

 

OH saw a Heron by the river on Rivelin Road this week, might have to pop down there too to see if we can spot any more :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'll be looking out for them around Walkley and along Hanover Way and near Waitrose and Staples car park where I've seen them in years past.

 

I remember about 5 years ago there was a massive eruption of them and they were all over the roofs and chimneys of the maisonettes around Brook Hill roundabout.

 

Hi Taxman, I remember that year too. My garden was "alive" with them. There must have been over a hundred of them turning everything over and searching for food...it was just a sea of movement.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

30 or 40 of them flying and settling on the telephone wires on Lister avenue S12 yesterday.Nice little birds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dear Reesh

 

Could you email me some of your waxwing photos???

 

 

Thanks

 

Saw a decent flock in Woodthorpe on Monday morning, l even got some photos too, first time l've seen them here. Mind you early in spring l saw a pair of Goldfinches here too, first time ever!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was watching the news today when it showed some of these beauties.

 

Can you tell me if it is possible that a pair of these could have been here throughout the year? I live in woodland and noticed a striking bird I’d never seen before and have spotted them quite often since. I have looked at lots of photos, it was definitely not a Jay and I’m certain it was a Waxwing, but according to the info I have read the experts seem to think not. :suspect:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've finally seen some - my first ever!! There were a good hundred of them on the Walkley side of Hillsborough on Saturday. We saw them on the way down and on the way back.

 

Naturally, they'd all gone when we went back with cameras... :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I was watching the news today when it showed some of these beauties.

 

Can you tell me if it is possible that a pair of these could have been here throughout the year? I live in woodland and noticed a striking bird I’d never seen before and have spotted them quite often since. I have looked at lots of photos, it was definitely not a Jay and I’m certain it was a Waxwing, but according to the info I have read the experts seem to think not. :suspect:

 

Never heard of them over summering - They breed in the dense taiga forest of Northern Europe using old stunted conifers to nest in. In the Winter they then change their diet to Winter berries, mainly Rowen and this is when a poor crop in Europe will see them erupt to different, more temperate countries like Britain seeking better supplies.

 

Can't imagine what you may have seen :confused:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I live in woodland and noticed a striking bird I’d never seen before and have spotted them quite often since. I have looked at lots of photos, it was definitely not a Jay and I’m certain it was a Waxwing, but according to the info I have read the experts seem to think not. :suspect:

 

Might it have been a green woodpecker? Try having a look at some photos of those.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone seen any around Mosborough and Halfway? Someone told me they have been spotted in gardens near the cemetery and near Duke street this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There was a flock of about 25 in a tree in Waitrose car park this lunchtime with a larger flock of about 50 circling overhead.

Edited by taxman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

approx 40 on Charnock Drive yesterday at 12.30pm.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.