Posted by: kevjoynes | March 8, 2017

More Newbridge Waxwings

The holly berries are diminishing rapidly, but the birds were still there today, tho we could do with better light to appreciate their lovely plumes; tomorrow perhaps? Large numbers of folk from the village have enjoyed their wonderful display, which has lasted for a couple of months now…what a privilege!_DSC8915_filtered_edited-1 copy

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  1. Lovely pictures Kev (as usual) — I wasn`t aware that they were there, exactly where to be seen, I`ll try to get down there next couple days maybe.

  2. Great pictures Kev !

  3. Cheers Nigel.

  4. Stunning images again, Kev, didn’t think you could improve on the last lot… but you have !

  5. Very kind Heather, tho I’m not so sure!!!

  6. Sorry James: missed responding on here: very kind indeed.

  7. I was very glad to catch sight of them too yesterday. Lovely photos everyone. One photo shows a waxwing with two rings on red and yellow I think. Does that mean a particular location or can’t tell without the numbers?

  8. Stunning bottom shot Kev…… good to talk to you both over the last few days….haven’t seen the birds for the last few hours ..we shall see.???

  9. Very kind Martin and yes, I have so enjoyed being on your doorstep and chatting non stop! Must do more. What else can you arrange? Some Bluethroats???

  10. Hi Talyllyn-you need both legs to ID , but it just means they were rung at a specific location-e.g. Newbridge and if they make it back to Sweden etc and someone else catches them , it’s proof of the journey-we have some really interesting info to date of their journeys back and fore in the Brit isles-not the simple logistics you would anticipate, e.g. Norway to Scot and down here and so on-some go back up to Scots , or indeed across to Anglia etc. Fascinating stuff. Either way they will all be off in a couple of weeks across the North sea and hopefully we might get some news from Scandanavia of their wanderings. Sad that we are so ignorant of these simple facts!


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