Monday 26th MarchThe Ecology and Conservation of Riverine Birds
WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
Posted by pete marsh
Waxwings are definitely going to reach us, perhaps even this weekend
Decent stands of rowans by Bookers cash and carry on white Lund and along the first 300m of nearby Newgate
Please can this be kept as a sticky - who is doing the admin on this site these days please?
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/11/2016 12:00PM by pete marsh.
Had a scoot around the usual places in Lancaster. No waxwings but plenty of berries as others have said in all the usual sites. Random selection of sites with a track record in recent years...bottom of Borrowdale Rd (service), Crem (rowan), Owen Rd to Skerton Bridge (rowan and service), Pointer Roundabout/Greaves Park/Ripley (rowan & service), Booths car park round to Boot and Shoe car park plus Lentworth Drive (rowan), Car Park behind Dalton Sq (white rowan), East Rd probably best site from The Cathedral up to LRGS crossroads with Wyresdale Rd (hanging with rowan). I've always felt when feeding on berries waxwings prefer a higher and safer refuge perch to return to, and it's often an ash tree with keys hanging. Worth familiarising yourself with their 'tinkling bell' call....
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/11/2016 03:00PM by eddybayton.
It seems like the initial migratory rush with the above reports over a.couple or so days has been followed by an ever so slow movement south and south west with some big flocks now hitting eastern lakes towns including at least one in Kendal. One thing I've noticed on the rounds is the lack of mistle thrushes defending trees and this must surely, along with the very slow movement to the south and south west, due to the abundance of berries? I would expect a few to reach this area in the next three days.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 19/11/2016 08:14PM by pete marsh.
Hello! Long time lurker on the forums but hitherto a bit scared to post because of my total amateur status - as evidenced by this question - what chance the Heaton Road waxwings will be there again? And when's most likely - tomorrow? Morning?
I ask only because I've always wanted to see waxwings and it's 50 yards from my house
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