The Waxwings are back in Lancashire again from their summer residence in Scandinavia and Russia. I had a couple of hours in Barrow where I have seen them previously and where they have been reported over the last couple of days – none showed. I did hear of another flock of the birds at a car park in Blackburn so went to have a look – there were plenty there, some counted over a hundred.
From the RSPB: ‘The waxwing is a plump bird, slightly smaller than a starling. It has a prominent crest and is reddish-brown with a black throat, a small black mask round its eye, yellow and white in the wings and a yellow-tipped tail.’