Monday, 17 November 2008
There are certain birds that seem to charm their way into the hearts of birders. Relatively common birds by BirdGuides standards of mouth-watering rarities, but a bird that you fondly hope to find on your local patch - birds that bring a smile to your face each time you see them. I'm a bit like that about Firecrests, Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers and Hen Harriers.
One bird that falls into that category for almost everyone I know is Waxwing. A Nordic invasion that is welcomed by people that normally don't even go birdwatching. These cheeky chappies stripping the berries from Morrisons car parks the length and breadth of Britain feature heavily on our photo gallery. They're accessible, approachable, adorable and there's one somewhere near you! I attach the updated Bird Map so you can see how far they've spread so far.