|A typical view of these birds, perched high in the uppermost branches,|
close to a chosen food source
After a couple of hours it was almost like the Christmas break hadn't happened - the rhythm of our daily routine quickly re-establishing itself. Our main meal break was taken around 10.00hrs (it's quite a flexible regime) and I was standing outside chatting with a colleague when a group of 27 Waxwings descended into the treetops beside the NC Hand Car Wash - in Booker's car park. They spent the next 10, or so, minutes making forays down onto the berry laden bush, right above the car wash. It was clear that they weren't overly impressed, as I mentioned yesterday, these berries seem to be rather unpleasant, the group fed briefly before returning to the tree tops. Before 10.25hrs they were up and away, heading towards Ramsgate. Obviously, my photos are not from today, but with Waxwings being such superb birds any excuse to use a couple of old images.
|If I ever tire of watching these birds then it's time to hang up my bins!|