Monday, 2 March 2009

Hareside Waxwings

I found some of Newton Stringers Waxwing flock from yesterday on my way to school this morning. 35 were in two separate trees next to the small building at Hareside first school. I could hear more trilling from behind the construction wall next to the new part of the school but it is impossible to see from the footpath.
I looked on the ground and saw 5 more at the bottom of the tree.
They had gone by the time I walked home and I had no sign of yesterdays Peregrine or grey Wagtails. I have been told that March is one of the best months for birds in Cramlington and yesterday helped that claim.


Mattzappa said...

How much longer can we expect Waxwings to still be hanging about? Never seen one dispite efforts while out and about.

Crammy Birder said...

unfortunately they will probably be leaving by the end of the month, but will return in the autumn.
In January I ended my ten year spell without seeing any and now I am seeing them everywhere, so it will only be a matter of time before you come across one. Good luck