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NORWICH: Obligatory Waxwing photos

11th November 2012

A quick trip to Rupert Street was enough to catch up with a flock of nine Waxwings that have been frequenting the area off Unthank Road recently. Many thanks to Connor for letting me know they were showing well.




7 comments:

  1. That's a great photograph of them perched in a line on the television aerial. Don't they look comical!

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  2. Thanks Paul. It was nice to have some blue sky behind them after a cloudy week. I did take a few photos like this, but there was always at least two looking in different directions!

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  3. Great photo's of the Waxwings.
    I'm in Norwich for 2 weeks in December, and would love to see some of them myself as they eat those berries!
    Where are the best locations near the centre of Norwich to try and catch a sight of them over the next few weeks?
    Thanks.
    tc

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  4. Hiya.

    These pictures were taken at TG222079, but I think this flock have gone now. Last winter the best place to see them was in trees behind KFC on Dereham Road (west of the city centre). Another good place is Lower Clarence Road, which is near Norwich Station. They tend to feed on apples there when the berry crop runs low. Before you visit have a look at the Yare Valley Wildlife page (link on the right of the blog), it gets updated daily and will have the latest sightings on.

    Good luck,
    James

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  5. Thanks for getting back to me and for your advice.
    Looking forward to seeing some Waxwings.
    tc

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  6. Hi James, I have been trying to find them around Costessey but seems that this year they spend most time on East Norwich lol... do you know where do they get regular sightings around Norwich?

    Thanks in advance

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  7. Hi Robin.

    Unfortunately late March is quite a tricky time to catch up with Waxwings, they are often quite mobile between locations as there aren't large amounts of berries left. I have seen a couple of flocks in the past week, one on Magdalen Road and one over Riverside Road, but both one-day only. If I see any I'll post details on my blog & Birdforum, but other than that I can only recommend checking the area between Thorpe St Andrew and Dussindale or the housing estates in the Drayton/Taverham area. Both areas are large enough to host flocks each year.

    Good luck!
    James

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