Our "resident" Waxwing flock are happily staying around the Homebase car park area. Yesterday I had meetings in City Hall(GLA) so was on a train - as we stopped at Syon Lane Station I looked at a large tree next to the station (opposite Homebase)and there they were, perched up near the top of the tree. What a great way to start your day!
That was the third day i had seen them.
Well the birding really will get underway for the next threee days as Bob and I will be going to Norfolk,Dungeness (and another Kent site dependant on time available ) and then the third day to the New Forest.
The order is weather dependant!
Whilst I was at City Hall Bob went to Barnes and scored the Scaup(that I have seen) a Bittern and the Peregrine pair plus a Sparrowhawk. Well thats three I dont have!
He also meet up with Johnny Allan (doing another Surrey Year listing attempt) and Kojac.
(for photos of Female Scaup and the Peregrine plus others have a look at Johnny Allans blog - click on the link on my blog and go to 2011 posts)