Waves of Wax

Birding was rather slow on Saturday, but a family of 5 Whoopers in at Barvas was nice, as was a Hen Harrier and Kestrel in Brue.
Sunday morning was quiet with a Grey Plover at Barvas being notable. Wheatear and 100 Twite at Bragar feed on the seaweed laden shore, but it wasn’t till the afternoon that the main event began.
Waxwings latterly started dropping out the sky. A message came in about 8 at Carloway and 33 were soon found at Bragar. This group seemed to split – some going up the coast and some down and by the end of the day a number arrived in Brue. They feed first on rosehips before joining the Starling flock and sitting on walls and wires pre roost. At least 50 in total headed off to the ‘trees’ on the moor to roost with their vulgar(is) chums.
Other weekend bits and bobs
Brent Goose – Siadar for its 8th+ day (I MacLeod)
Lesser Whitethroat – Port of Ness (BAE Marr)
Yellow browed Warbler – Uigen (C. Reynolds)
Autumns not over yet, but winter is knocking at the door……..

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2 Responses to Waves of Wax

  1. There were about 8 waxwings on a small tree just outside of our house at Newmarket – last night at about 5 oclock

  2. Andy leslie says:

    Group of 6 waxwings at bayble yesterday that flock is now 30plus feeding on the berries like there going out of fashion.3 redwings at sulishader.

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