Judging by the abundant links on the previously posted articles, it would seem that waxwings send folks all-of-a-flutter.

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The BBC’s Autumnwatch program have been following the migration here and have asked viewers to be especially on the lookout for Bohemian Waxwings as they cross the North Sea to visit the berry bushes of the UK. The birds we see here mostly migrate in from Scandinavia where they breed during the northern summer.

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During harsh winters more and more waxwings make the journey to Britain along with Redwings and Fieldfares. Once here they head for supermarket car parks and suburban gardens that are liberally planted with Rowan trees, Hawthorn bushes, Cotoneasters and Crab Apples.

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Difficult conditions force them to move and they often arrive very tired and extremely hungry. In their eagerness to feed, they allow local birders to approach and get excellent views.

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Redgannet has been working for over 33 years as a crew member/flight attendant and enjoys the well-ventilated air of the outdoors. The nom de blog, Redgannet, was adopted to add an air of mystery and to make himself more attractive to women. His father first whetted Redguga's appetite for all things natural by buying him his first pair of 7x35s and a copy of Thorburn's Birds. Having no mentor beyond an indulgent parent, he spent the first season hoping for an Egyptian Vulture at the bird table in his English garden. His most memorable birding moment is seeing an Egyptian Vulture with those same binoculars 26 years later. Redgannet is married to Canon, but his heart and half of his house belongs to Helen and their son Joseph. He is looking forward to communicating with people who don't ask if he is searching for the "feathered variety" of bird.