Waxwings !

There are reports of Waxwings all around us – in Ballachulish and on Seil.

Has any one seen any in Ardchattan yet — keep your eyes peeled, and let us all know.

For information on what you are looking for see :  RSPB Waxwing

The waxwing is a plump bird, which is slightly smaller than a starling. It has a prominent crest. It is reddish-brown with a black throat, a small black mask round its eye, yellow and white in the wings and a yellow-tipped tail. It does not breed in the UK, but is a winter visitor, in some years in larger numbers, called irruptions, when the population on its breeding grounds gets too big for the food available.

October 26, 2010   Posted in: Community

3 Responses

  1. Anne Clement - October 27, 2010

    A flock of waxwings on Saturday last at Letterwalton and a flock of about 40-50 today, Wednesday. Lovely sight.

  2. editor - October 27, 2010

    WOW !!!! and I was the area a couple of days ago, and missed them :((
    What where they feeding on ??
    any photos ???

    Keep a look out folks !

  3. Steve - November 3, 2010

    Waxwiings seen flying past St Modans church, Benderloch, Mon Nov 1st.

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