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Old Sunday 21st November 2010, 10:28   #1
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Smile Waxwings, at last!

After several fruitless years eagerly waiting to see some waxwings, this year I've been watching the posts and going out specifically to try to find some. No luck! But then this morning as I was having my coffee, I counted 7 in the tree behind our house! When I realised they were going to be there for a while I rushed upstairs to get the scope, excellent views of them preening. They even stayed long enough for me to get my camera set up and took a few photos & vids.
Very happy with results given they were a good 40-50m away, and happier now I'm getting somewhere with my recently purchased newer digiscoping camera (P6000).
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Old Sunday 21st November 2010, 10:34   #2
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Well cool, the seven flew off a while ago, and just as I finished the first post 10 came back!
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Old Sunday 21st November 2010, 12:09   #3
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Excellent, that's the way to see'um, coffee in hand.
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Old Sunday 21st November 2010, 14:33   #4
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Lovely birds. I saw the Kelsall Waxwings a couple of weekends ago a first for me.
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Old Sunday 21st November 2010, 14:37   #5
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where can waxwings be seen in the Burnley Lancashire area
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where can waxwings be seen in the Burnley Lancashire area
well in burnley itself for a start, there's been loads have a look at the map
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After several fruitless years eagerly waiting to see some waxwings, this year I've been watching the posts and going out specifically to try to find some. No luck! But then this morning as I was having my coffee, I counted 7 in the tree behind our house! When I realised they were going to be there for a while I rushed upstairs to get the scope, excellent views of them preening. They even stayed long enough for me to get my camera set up and took a few photos & vids.
Very happy with results given they were a good 40-50m away, and happier now I'm getting somewhere with my recently purchased newer digiscoping camera (P6000).
Congratulations on your find

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where can waxwings be seen in the Burnley Lancashire area

Queens Park area over the weekend - big flock.

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