Created 19-Apr-09
Modified 19-Apr-09
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The Waxwing is roughly the same size as a Starling but a little heavier built. It has a prominent crest and is a beautifully marked bird. Although it does not breed in the UK it is a winter visitor and in some years in large numbers, commonly known as irruptions. When the population on it's breeding grounds in Scandinavia gets too large for the food available they seek food elsewhere and often end up in the UK.

I was fortunate to be alerted by a photography friend in Nottinghamshire that there were a flock of these birds in Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire and these photos were the result.
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