I had no idea

Dusky Thrush

Waxwings are still visiting the local park but as food resources are disappearing fast they are encountering a new problem: Dusky Thrushes.

Dusky Thrush

They compete for the same food and I guess the Thrushes see Waxwings as rivals (they leave the Bramblings and Hawfinches in peace). They aggressively chase the Waxwings away.

Dusky Thrush

I had no idea Dusky Thrushes could be such b*****ds.

Dusky Thrush

A lack of diversity

Grey Heron

If the Guardian ever looked at my blog they would complain about a lack of diversity, which they seem to do in every other article these days.

They would have a point: Waxwings have totally dominated my birding the last 2 or 3 weeks (they were still around today). So with all that in mind the above Grey Heron this morning is not a Waxwing.