Another Waxwing No Show

February 5, 2023 at 10:33 pm

Last October tens of thousands of Waxwings were waiting in Scandinavia to cross the North Sea to Britain. We were promised one of the best invasions ever and all birders waited with baited breath. It never happened!!
It took me over 40 years before I saw my first Waxwing. It was instantly elevated to my favourite bird and still remains so.How can you ever forget seeing more than 300 Waxwings in one tree in Stockport? Sadly that was in 1996 and this winter has drawn a blank for the sixth consecutive time. Can I wait until next winter or do I cross the Pennines into Yorkshire where there are a handful present?