Heathfield Waxwings

An initial check at the school at Chudleigh Knighton and in the Bovey Tracy car park drew a blank. Checking Mole Valley Heathfield found a flock of between 20 & 30 in the tall trees opposite the juncrtion into Mole Valley, as I got out of the car another flock of some 12 / 15 birds arrived and they all moved off en masse towards the A38.

Located in the tall trees by the A38 almost above the big Tile Factory sign, 27 birds counted, they then flew across the frontage of Candy Tiles and image taken showing 48 birds in the air together, other images with 28 and 27 also taken. Birds not settling very long, for more than a few minutes, new groups arriving and they all lifted off to a new location, only to lift off again. Only seen to feed on the central reservation briefly.

Posted February 13th, 2013 at 1:00 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News