There are some birds that you never tire of seeing again & again, and the Waxwing is one of these. These charismatic visitors were in really large flocks of nearly 100 this time last year, but there are much fewer about this winter. The largest reliable local flock seem to be the 14 birds currently thrilling the crowds in Cottingham. They were quite flighty and disappeared when a lumbering waste disposal van appeared, and when various lorries trundled past their favourite bush. There were plenty of berries, and only 14 Waxwings to scoff them, so they may be round for the rest of this week. Unfortunately, the light was pretty dire when I was there, so the above pics are the best of a bad bunch. It was great to see them though, and to meet up with local photographer Dave Tucker, oh, and Maurice was there too. See his blog for better versions of the same birds!