Saturday 21 March 2009

Waxwings - Benfleet

What an odd day. We (me and Dad) went to Minsmere today and although we saw some good birds on paper (Bearded Tit, Bittern, Marsh Harriers, Whooper Swan and a Buzzard) all our sightings were too distant or brief and left us a little unfulfilled. Imagine our Surprise when on our return to Benfleet we turned into Dad's road (junction of Kimberley and South View Road to be precise) and there were 5 Waxwings eating from an apple tree in somebody's front garden. We had lovely close views of them for about 5 minutes before they flew off (South East). All that way and all we had to do was walk round the block!
One other bird of note today was a Marsh Tit feeding from the feeders at a small plant nursery in Dunwich.


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