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brown velvety-plumaged songbirds of the northern hemisphere having crested heads and red waxy wing tips

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Fifty waxwings are currently getting twitchers in a flap in historic Shrewsbury, Shropshire, where they have been seen at a number of sites.
Waxwings travel in flocks varying from about a dozen to a hundred or more birds.
Ornithologists feel this winter's invasion may even eclipse the waxwing deluge of 2009 when hundreds gathered in Meriden.
I've tried the Waxwings on Florida grassflats, and I see some applications.
And that means only a few lucky people have been able to catch a glimpse of plump-crested waxwings and little bramblings.
Siskins, waxwings, redwings and fieldfares are all more likely to appear in gardens as the temperatures drop," added Dana.
Around this time last year, much colder weather saw the region invaded by waxwings, exotic-looking starling-sized birds from Scandinavia, whose flocks saw birdwatchers rushing to capture photographs as they devoured trees heavy with rowan berries.
Waxwings, driven by food shortages in their native Scandinavia, have also been widely reported, with the latest sightings in the Cramlington area.
Unfortunately the ripening and fermenting happens just about the time the adolescent cedar waxwings have left the nest and are really getting into flight school.
Migratory species to watch for include: ospreys, turkey vultures, swifts, swallows, cedar waxwings (above), and some species of flycatchers, warblers, finches and shorebirds.
Waxwings are a beautiful crested bird that come down from Scandinavia during harsh winter periods.
Waxwings often gather to form big groups in late fall and early winter.
PLANTING the berry-bearing tree mountain ash, or sorbus aucuparia (main picture), not only provides you with a colourful feature, but it is a real bird-puller as nuthatches, thrushes, waxwings and finches love to feast on its berries.
Small Confessions": A whole flock of waxwings occupied the holly, feasted on the berries, / And as if a single brush stroke, the flock lifted, banked, settled in the / Bradford pear, / Only to rise, to retrace the curve back to the holly.
BIRDWATCHERS in Coventry and Warwickshire should be on the look out for an unusual influx of waxwings.