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WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN

Posted by pete marsh 
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 14, 2016 05:05PM
30 in Ash tree Church Hill by School 09.30 very flighty
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 14, 2016 07:35PM
Up to 20 yesterday and 28 today heaton road scotforth around arcon house where they were the other week (thanks Tom)
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 15, 2016 09:47AM
23 waxwings at Arcon House, Heaton Road, Greaves 8:30 this morning.
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 15, 2016 10:08AM
Arnside Waxwings - 43 arriving again at 9.45am in our oak tree and feeding on rowan - very flighty on Church Hill
Mal
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 15, 2016 10:57AM
C 10 Waxwings at Arcon House, Heaton Road at 10.15
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 15, 2016 12:09PM
30 Waxwings Pier Lane, Arnside 10am.
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 15, 2016 12:38PM
41 by Arcon House at 12:38 Thursday. Flying backwards & forwards to sit up in birch trees behind Dorrington Rd.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 15/12/2016 01:25PM by j carter.
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 15, 2016 04:36PM
Scotforth

There were 40 Waxwings commuting from a tall tree up by the main road, down onto the Rowan tree

outside Arcon House, between 1340 and 1450, very flighty , sometimes only staying for seconds on the berries before going back to the tall tree.

. Andrew
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 15, 2016 04:45PM
Arnside Waxwings - 23 on a tree in The Grange flats gardens seen from lower field on Arnside Knott at 3.05pm
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 15, 2016 07:56PM
Yes, you're quite right here when you say 'very flighty' Andrew.

I've been twice - days apart - to see these birds at Arcon House and seen them for a total of 10 seconds both visits before they flew off. They were a splinter group of 18 birds for me, not many minutes after I was there and gone today, JC had 41 individuals.
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 16, 2016 12:01PM
Arnside Waxwings - 14 briefly visiting the usual Rowan tree on Church Hill but berries virtually all eaten now so they flew off at 10 .25am
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 16, 2016 12:56PM
16th Dec

At least 34 waxwings behind Booths car park in Scotforth at about 12:00 today. Some sitting in the tall tree at the car park entrance, and dropping into rowan by the flats on the east side of the car park.

Ian Hartley
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 16, 2016 04:48PM
8 Waxwings feeding on the Rowan berries outside Arcon house, Scotforth,c1430 until 1500.

Andrew
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 16, 2016 05:23PM
About 40 Waxwings around Arcon House, Heaton Road at 1.20 - 1.50 pm, but very flighty and quickly disturbed by passing pedestrians. The flock ranged between the tall trees bordering the railway line south of Bridge Road and the ash trees along the A6 (Scotforth Road) between the end of Wellington Road and Lily Grove. Always rather difficult to pin down as they were quite mobile throughout. Quite possibly the same group as those seen earlier by Ian Hartley at Booths, Scotforth.

Pete C
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 16, 2016 10:05PM
Whooh how annoying is this. I know exactly the tree you are talking about behind Bargain Booze Ian! I've been scouting the bottom of Hala, around Booths virtually every day for a month but not for long.Today I checked Greaves/Ripley/Haverbreaks at the wrong time and was not in the Hala area. There is loads of fruit about so if this group remains they could go south to Lentworth Drive or the Boot and Shoe car park which has several pink/white rowan or they could head north east to East Road/LRGS area where there remains more. Hopefully they'll be around for a while. Genuine challenge. The Arcon House fruit is verging on 'well depleted' compared with last week.
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 17, 2016 07:44AM
ARNSIDE WAXWINGS
Around a dozen birds junction Red Hills Road and Knot Road mid afternoon yesterday.
PB
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 17, 2016 11:25AM
Arnside Waxwings
10 feeding on Rown on Knott Road, 25 yds up from the junction with Redhills Road. Very tame and ignored all the people walking up the road. There between 1015 and 1045 flighting back and forward from larger trees nearby
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 17, 2016 12:04PM
Arnside Church Hill Waxwings - only 1 left trilling in our oak tree at 10 am before flying off in the direction of Redhill Road
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 18, 2016 11:13AM
This morning.

Went round Acron House area - nothing.

Went to Booths area. Nothing in car park. Went down Hala Road to Hala Square. Nothing.

Spoke to a guy who had seen a little egret on the brook this week.

Checked out flocks of starlings, long-tailed tits, goldfinch.

10.25 Finally came back up Hala Road. Outside Melling House - bare tree - 22 waxwings, mostly preening or nibbling shoots on the tree, but totally ignoring heavy-laden berry tree just a few yards away.

Suddenly all flew off down Cockersand Drive and over the roof-line. Found them again in Claughton Drive near junction with Hala Grove.

Jeff
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 18, 2016 08:11PM
Brilliant description Jeff. Very much a potted version of half an hour of each of my days recently. Well done for your tenacity and success. All those areas are good hot spots now with plenty of fruit left. I missed out on all those but found two waxwing feeding in the small carpark behind the old tax office in Dalton Square. There is a small stand of decorative white rowan well fruited there, next to the american ashes.

Burrow Beck, through Hala is a bit of an urban gem. There is at least one Med Gull most winters, little egret is not uncommon, dipper a fairly regular show too and kingfisher is not unknown, even as far upstream as Canterbury Avenue and through to the slaughterhouse/Hornsea Pottery and Daisy Bank. Back in Hala, the Collingham Park/Bentham Rd junction is also good for finches as you've said, something of a siskin stronghold in late winter.
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