Waxwings put in another appearance, Holmethorpe, Surrey ... Tuesday 14th December 2010

They’re back…………….

9.43 a.m. 19 WAXWINGS flew to a silver birch by the railway line.

9.52 a.m. 19 WAXWINGS perched briefly in a tree by Euro Car Parts unit on the Holmethorpe Industrial Estate.

10.04. Four WAXWINGS perched briefly in the same tree.

A totally out-of-focus shot!


For visiting birders looking for the Waxwings: It is best to approach from the Water Colours housing estate, off Nutfield Road, South Merstham, and take the path between the lagoons and head for the railway line. (It is not advisable to park at the industrial estate.)
If the birds are not visible from the Water Colour side of the railway embankment (they have been seen perched in the tall trees on a few occasions), walk through the tunnel under the railway line and along the path to the road. View from the end of the path. Euro Car Parts unit is opposite. The birds have been seen feeding in hawthorns or perched in the tall tree by the railway line near this unit. They are very mobile and it may require patience to see them. Please be aware that this is a busy industrial estate and that many cars pull into and turn round at Euro Car Parts throughout working hours.

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