This is a graph of waxwing sighting from this year's Big Garden Birdwatch - as expected it looks very different from those of recent years with many more sightings.
And there seem still to be lots of waxwings around. I heard today of sightings in Rothamstead, Herts and there are quite a few around in east Northants still. A waxwing winter is turning into a waxwing spring?
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Hi Mark, Great graph, I'm in Edinburgh, a waxwings hotspot. I've referenced your graph in a Greener Leith blog post about the Edinburgh Big Garden Birdwatch results. I hope you enjoy it? See www.greenerleith.org/.../big-garden-birdwatch-edinburgh-results.html
And 6 waxwings have been seen, here, at The Lodge today. But not yet by me.
Is it true Mark that there is going to be a statue of you on the fourth plinth in Trafalagar Square as part of the RSPB'S vision for the square?
redkite - I've had thoughts in that direction myself. Doesn't make sense does it?
It is great that the number of Big Garden Birdwatchers that took part this year was a record, their numbers just keep going up each year. Very interesting that their are still a lot of waxwings around. It has been a cold winter in the UK but much more so in Sandinavia I believe and I would imagine Spring is much further behind over there, so it is amazing how birds seem to "know" just when it is the right time to migrate. It is almost as though they know what the conditions are several hundred or thousands of miles away from where they currently are.
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