Flocks of waxwings spotted across York area

York Press: A waxwing A waxwing

THE Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has alerted residents in York to an invasion of waxwings.

Flocks of the distinctive Scandinavian birds are appearing across York.

Two have already been spotted in Bishopthorpe and flocks have appeared at St George’s Field and in the Museum Gardens.

Expert Jono Leadley said: “Listen out for their high-pitched trilling calls and look for them in urban areas especially where there are berry-bearing shrubs and trees, such as rowan, pyracantha and hawthorn.”

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4:40pm Sat 10 Nov 12

BigJon says...

The fact that we're being 'alerted' makes it sound that they're dangerous......they'
re not are they?? :-)
The fact that we're being 'alerted' makes it sound that they're dangerous......they' re not are they?? :-) BigJon

8:32pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Pedro says...

BigJon wrote:
The fact that we're being 'alerted' makes it sound that they're dangerous......they'

re not are they?? :-)
Only when they have been drinking.
[quote][p][bold]BigJon[/bold] wrote: The fact that we're being 'alerted' makes it sound that they're dangerous......they' re not are they?? :-)[/p][/quote]Only when they have been drinking. Pedro

9:15pm Sat 10 Nov 12

xtc says...

Alerted!?dont panic,don't panic!
Alerted!?dont panic,don't panic! xtc

7:38am Sun 11 Nov 12

gmc_1963 says...

I saw 185 of them in St George's Car Park yesterday morning
I saw 185 of them in St George's Car Park yesterday morning gmc_1963

9:25am Sun 11 Nov 12

capt spaulding says...

gmc_1963 wrote:
I saw 185 of them in St George's Car Park yesterday morning
Could you be more specific.?
[quote][p][bold]gmc_1963[/bold] wrote: I saw 185 of them in St George's Car Park yesterday morning[/p][/quote]Could you be more specific.? capt spaulding

8:51am Mon 12 Nov 12

MrsHoney says...

What a lovely bird, I'll be keeping an eye out for it. Glad to have been 'alerted!'
What a lovely bird, I'll be keeping an eye out for it. Glad to have been 'alerted!' MrsHoney

10:35am Mon 12 Nov 12

meme says...

my God the birds are coming!
Run for cover
Perhaps sirens should be sounded when they come on their guano runs
my God the birds are coming! Run for cover Perhaps sirens should be sounded when they come on their guano runs meme

11:47pm Tue 13 Nov 12

BigJon says...

Haven't seen any yet but walking by the trees in Parliament Street the last couple of days around 4-5pm there have been lots of very loud birds, not sure but they could be these.
Haven't seen any yet but walking by the trees in Parliament Street the last couple of days around 4-5pm there have been lots of very loud birds, not sure but they could be these. BigJon

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