Friday, 30 October 2015

Re-living our hunt for Waxwings! 2013

So its been months since Mike and I have been 'proper' birding. We've been to Rainham Marshes a few times but never got any shots of much and buying a house has sort of taken over our lives a bit; 5 months on and we are still not in! And any time we have off together is spent buying crap for the house. So I decided to sit down and go through some old pictures and found my shots of a flock of Waxwings that spent a week in a local dog walking park 2 years ago!

Mike had read on some birding websites that they had been sighted at Jeskins Park and we had a few hours before I had to be at work so we headed out in the bitter cold and snow to try and find them. After spending nearly an hour walking around and around the dog park we decided to give up head home for food before I needed to leave for my shift. On our way back to the car park we caught a glimpse of a flock of birds sitting in some bare trees. A quick check in the bins and we had found them! Yay!