Waxwing eruption continues (by Oliver Reville)

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Waxwing eruption continues (by Oliver Reville)

Waxwing eruption continues (by Oliver Reville)

Norfolk, and most of the UK, is currently being invaded by groups of Bohemiam Waxwing. This northern European species migrates south during the winter to escape the freezing temperatures of the high latitudes where food is scarce. In some years Britain sees these eruptions first hand and groups of these characterful birds can be found. 

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Identification

The size of a starling with a compact build and thick, short neck. The large crest is distinctive, especially when combined with the black face mask and bib. Bright yellow, red and white contrasts with black on wings, tail tip is also yellow. Flight is undulating and they are often heard before they are seen. Male and Female are very similar other than under close inspection. 

Female Bohemian Waxwing


Female Bohemian Waxwing

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