We've been watching the reports of Waxwing coming in right through the winter, gradually getting closer and closer to the BirdGuides' west London office but never quite making it close enough to justify an impromptu dash out of the office to see them. Until today, that is, when a flock of 70 birds pitched up in Acton. Within minutes of the news breaking we were out of the office, including our app developer Richard who, despite months of watching 100s of Waxwing reports pour into BirdGuides, had yet to clap eyes on one himself.
Driving round with our heads out of the window - approved Waxwing-finding technique - we soon located a flock of 35 or so birds trilling overhead before following them to a patch of berry bushes where we watched them feed from the (dry) comfort of the car.
Here's Richard enjoying his newest lifer, taking his list to... oh... at least five species now!