Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Are the Waxwings Coming?

An interesting report on Birdguides this morning, apparently 'thousands' of Waxwing arrived at Uppsala, sweden overnight. Whilst Uppsala is on the east side of Sweden a little north of Stockholm it could indicate that food supplies further east have run out and there is an irruption happening.

3 comments:

Terry said...

None in Copenhagen yet... it's been a very poor winter for Waxwing in Denmark so far. The berry crop has been prolific in Scandinavia which may be the reason why they haven't felt the need to move south. I hope they are on their way - I miss them!

Stewart said...

I've never known an irruption as late as this Alan. In good years we see the first birds in October with most in November. By now they are tricky and on their way back. Things would need to be very desperate indeed over there to get more than a handful now....

alan tilmouth said...

I agree Stewart I havent either but these thousands must have come from north or east, as Terry's and your own comments highlight they aren't on their way back from either here or Denmark. Time will tell.