They arrived at Bracknell to an apple tree in the garden of a bungalow on a housing estate.
The tree had plenty of large ripe red apples left on it from the previous years crop, which five Waxwing took advantage of.
The birds fed daily on the apples for nearly two weeks and then departed to look for another food source.
Also present on the day of my visit to see the Waxwings, was a male Ring necked parakeet, Fieldfare and female Blackcap, who were also feeding on the apples.
My last sighting of these lovely birds, must have been at least three years ago, as they only visit the UK if the Scandinavian winter is hard or there is a shortage of food or both.
The Grey Wagtail that has been a daily visitor to my garden since last November to feed on the meal worms that I put down, has now finally departed. My last sighting of it being on the 27th February.
Hopefully with luck it may return next Autumn.
On the 6th February, a cold and frosty day, I was at my local patch, Moor Green Lakes. Tony Reid and myself had just settled ourselves in the hide and had started to scan the lake with our telescopes, when an odd looking duck was seen. As there was a slight haze over the lake it took us a minute or so to positively identify it as a female Long Tailed duck.
This was my first Long Tailed duck that I had seen at the reserve, all of my other sightings had been at the coast, as traditionally it is classified as a sea duck.