A grey sleety, windy day was terrible for photos but there were 1 or 2 interesting species around town at least. A flock of a dozen or so Common Crossbill was near my apartment. Terrible photos in the gloomy light.
The Brambling flock and Dusky Thrushes are still around and one of the Hawfinches stayed on the ground and didn’t fly off immediately for a change.
It was a grey grey day but the local high street was lit up with hundreds of Waxwings. They were feeding on the main street which is very difficult for photography: you can’t predict which tree they will swarm down to, there are loads of cars, buses and pedestrians going past which spooks them and it is impossible to cross the road quickly. Plus it was very dark and gloomy.
The Dusky Thrushes, Bramblings and Hawfinches were still around too.
The Waxwings appear to have left. They were still around yesterday but today all I could find were 2 stragglers in a different park and a small flock flying off somewhere. Have they all gone? There are still loads of berries left. Maybe there will be a second wave next week or next month……………
The Hawfinches (above), Brambling and Dusky Thrushes remain.