More amazing garden wildlife!
Well after the fox I wasn't expecting two days later for c40 Waxwings to turn up for the first time ever!
This really did surprise me. First of all my garden is not massive, about 250 square feet. It is in the middle of a housing estate in Laindon, Essex, UK. I suppose with neighbouring gardens there is a mature green space of about 200 metres by 60 metres. I've lived here for 37 years but lately so many new birds have appeared or at least I've noticed them!
This morning approximately 40 Waxwings flew into the Silver Birch Tree. They then raided the red berries on the Viburnum bush just 10 feet outside my patio! A lot of excitement and panic ensued due to not being able to locate one of many SD cards but eventually I got some pics. Unfortunately it was quite rushed in the 5 -10 minutes they were there and I only had time to use my 300mm lens so missed the opportunity to get a record of the whole flock. After 10 minutes they departed leaving the bush virtually stripped of its berries. A fantastic experience with at one point birds almost at my feet picking up berries off the ground.