Look who we bumped into on the way to the supermarket!
They let us get really close.
Waxwings have been arriving in large numbers in recent weeks. I wasn't as lucky as Shirley at Shirl's Gardenwatch who spotted two from her window. We were on our way to Asda when Andy took a detour to check out a possible sighting and there they were waiting for us. We had driven through plenty of open countryside with hedgerows filled with berries but these birds seem to prefer built up areas. I have only ever seen them in the middle of housing estates.
This one was having a bad hair day!
While this one had attitude!
ARE YOU LOOKING AT ME?!!!
Some local residents popped out to ask what we were looking at: they were delighted to discover these beautiful visitors.
Visit Shirley's blog to see a great video of Waxwings feeding from the hand.
Photographs by Andy Mason