Britain is once again being invaded from the north. The invasion, or to put it more precisely, the ‘irruption’ in question is that of the Waxwing, one of the less familiar of British Birds and also one of the most attractive.
Each year the eastern coast of England and Scotland receives a scattering of Waxwing, typically in very small numbers. Every so often however, irruptions occur, when high numbers of birds and a scarcity of food on their normal wintering grounds forces them to forage more widely, resulting in greatly increased numbers reaching the UK. It is looking like such an influx is on the cards for the winter of 2010/11.
Read what Ross Gardner has to say about the Waxwing in the Healthy Life Essex article ‘The Waxwing Cometh‘.
Let us know if/when/where you see these birds and send us your photographs – you may get them published on Healthy Life Essex.Tags: Ross Gardner, Waxwing