Monday 3 December 2012

27 Waxwings on yellow rowan berries outside Carnegie Court (old people’s flats) on Springs Lane, Ilkley – 1300 to 1320 today.
David & Helen Kidman

Waxwings seen on the Allotments near to the Five Rise Locks at Bingley again this morning, at about 11am.  There were circa 6 birds, as per yesterday and they were feeding on the apples, once again.  I also saw a flock of about 5 Goldfinches, a male Bullfinch and a Jay in the same apple tree as the Waxwings.  A Sparrowhawk flew over the allotments, being mobbed by Carrion Crows.  A Kestrel was seen and a Nuthatch heard on the edge of Bingley North Bog, under the Five Rise Locks.

Tom Simcock

Nelson Street, Bradford
5 Waxings, 5 Long tail tits
1 Mistle Thrush trying to chase the Waxwings out of the winter larder

J Brasss