Heathfield Waxwings

Four Waxwings in Lower Cannon Road at 11:30 this morning. At least one of them was an adult male (note the prominent V marks on the primary tips in the token shot below). It's intriguing how such an erratic visitor turns up in different years at certain locations (M5 Services, for example).  A few years ago there were Waxwing at Heathfield, often seen along the central reservation of the A38. Perhaps adults return to places that have kept them alive in recent years - I wonder if this adult had been to Heathfield before? They also like to roost in conifers, so the close proximity of Stover and Great Plantation could be a bonus.

Adult male Waxwing, Heathfield
Adult male Waxwing, Heathfield

Posted January 5th, 2013 at 2:10 pm by Dave Smallshire in Bird News