Tuesday, 6 January 2009
Waxwings in Gosforth
On the way to get the bus this morning , just turned the corner, onto Salters Road beside the old Sanderson Hospital when I heard something 'a bit different' in the tall trees beside the bus stop. Looking right to the top I could see a bird with that head tuft. I almost shouted out loud 'its a waxwing'. Having got into the habit of carrying a small pair of bins with me I was able to confirm my first thought. Then taking a wider look into the tops of the tree it was covered with the little blighters. They took flight and circled around to re alight twice . Certainly at least 40- 50 of them. Perched on the top they caught the early morning sun and were a brilliant sight. Still feel very fortunate to have seen them.