Waxwings At Last

December 11, 2016 at 6:04 pm

After weeks of searching last Monday I finally found four of my favourite birds, Waxwings, feeding on a Rowan in the Ribble valley. I had them all to myself and spent ninety minutes taking whatever photos I could in the poor light. Hopefully in future weeks more will move down from Scotland and we can all watch them devouring our local berries.
As if the Waxwings weren’t good enough the week got better on Thursday when, at dusk, a cracking female Hen Harrier hunted close to me at Hopwood. She settled on a fence post to give prolonged views and as it was dusk looked to be selecting a roosting place for the night in the long grass. This was only my second local Hen Harrier sighting in the last forty years and needlessly to say there have been no repeat performances. Click here