Waxwings in Hamilton

A couple of Waxwings were spotted at the junction between Quarry Street/Tuphall Road, Hamilton. They were reported to have been showing reasonably well.

I decided to go and see them as it’s not often you get just a few in an area, they are usually in flocks of around 100 birds. Whenever they are in flocks they are difficult to get photos of as they all move very fast and get in the way of one another when you try to take a photo.

I arrived in the morning and throughout the morning I met many familiar faces and got some nice views whenever they came down to feed on the berries. The only trouble was that they were in people’s gardens and I didn’t want to disturb anyone by making them think I was taking pictures of them. Nobody was negative about photographers being there but the people were very friendly and asking questions about the Waxwings.

Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)

Overall I had a brilliant day and I had the opportunity to catch up with some people and meet two new people from the area! we even saw a Sparrowhawk and a Buzzard!

Buzzard (Buteo buteo)

Author: Michael Sinclair

My name is Michael Sinclair and I’m a young naturalist from Glasgow although I can be seen all over the place doing crazy things.

8 thoughts

  1. Hello Michael, Have you found any Twin-spotted Wainscot moths when you put out the moth traps recently, this moth is seemingly confined to southern England and Wales. They are starting to wander north because of the warmer weather here. They were found in moth traps in the Grangemouth area. Read about it in the paper, I will keep you the copy if you want. The old guy next door.

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    1. Thanks Alex! They are very mobile and can finish berries in no time. I Hope you get to see them better this year as there should be a big influx any time soon!

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