9th December, Jarrow
Not much time to go birding recently, but managed a take a couple of hours off to twitch some waxwings...first we've seen for a few years, a real pleasure to watch the 23-strong flock. A redwing made a nice bonus too, seen quite a few fieldfares this winter but thought redwings (not seen since early last winter) were going to escape me.
Locals didn't seem to mind the birding paparazzi encamped outside their front doors either. Whoever designed the planting scheme several decades ago for the housing estate should be congratulated for including so many berry-bearing rowan trees.
230. Bohemian Waxwing