An ongoing series of photos taken around the Benderloch area of the Scottish West Highlands. If you would like more information about the area, including tourist and "where to stay" info please visit the Benderloch website - link on sidebar. Enjoy the pictures, and remember that if you click on a picture a larger version will open. Steve.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Winter birds - Waxwings arrive in Benderloch

Most winters Waxwings arrive in the UK from northern European areas such as Russia. Some years there are very large numbers (known as a waxwing irruption) and 2008 appears to be one of these years. We've been seeing the birds around the village for some days - they like to eat the remaining berries from trees like the rowans - and this picture is of a group in our garden. My photo doesn't show them particularly well but they are quite colourful birds with a distinctive crest.
See a better image here from the RSPB website.

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