With the number of Waxwings in Kent increasing rapidly in the last week it is surprising that it took until yesterday for a flock to be reported in Dover. Although talking to a lady this afternoon it may be that some had been in the area for up to ten days. Although Waxwings have featured before, I make no excuses for even more pictures today, they are just fantastic birds to photograph.
When I arrived at Coombe Valley Road this morning it wasn't long before a group of these visitors dropped into the trees next to where I had parked.
As usual it couldn't stop taking pictures of them, and there are a selection of my favourites here. The light was great, and although they were extremely mobile, and the road was busy, there was ample opportunity for some pictures.
I liked this one, dressed up for red nose day!
I went and had another look at about 3 p.m. At first the area was deserted and then suddenly they arrived en mass. There were mainly concentrated in two trees, but there were others further along. When I carefully looked at this picture at full size there are around 89 birds in this tree.