I managed to duck the showers this lunchtime and, apart from one brief splatter, managed to make the walk back to Ecclesall Road to look for the waxwings without getting wet. After a few laps of Cemetery Avenue I finally came across a flock of 20 or so in the tops of the trees, which were very jittery and didn’t stay long. Five arrived back after a while and loitered in a tall tree on Ecclesall Road, before heading in the direction of Collegiate Crescent.
Although this flock seems particularly flighty, there’s still loads of berries on Cemetery Avenue, so I’d wager they’ll be around for a few days yet (they’ve already been there since the 6th Nov).
This makes up for the 8 that were reported on Halifax Road this morning, which I probably passed on my way to work and didn’t notice!
I didn’t have chance to take any photos of the birds this lunchtime, but if you want to see some people getting some amazing close encounters with waxwings in Fair Isle then check out this link.