Now 32 Waxwings early afternoon on the A38 at Heathfield, about 200 yards north of Candy Tiles, favouring a tall tree on the southern carriageway and regularly feeding in the central reservation. Interestingly at one point, half the flock flew across the road and dropped down onto the canvas roof of a parked lorry near the sewage works and were drinking water off the roof. No sign a few minutes later of any Waxwing at Chudleigh Knighton Primary School, where they had been seen again this morning, so presumably these sightings relate to the same flock.  Will be interesting to see if the 12 Waxwing in Bovey Tracey today are different birds or part of the main flock?

Posted February 12th, 2013 at 7:56 pm by Mark Bailey in Bird News