Word got round very quickly that Waxwing were visiting Havant.
These birds are resident in Northern Europe and are not known for long distance migration unless the conditions force them to do so to look for food. This could either follow a very successful breeding season in Skandinavia or due to a poor supply of berries.
A flock of about 70 birds had found a good food source in Havant and have taken up temporary residence.
What makes it particularly unusual is that these birds have moved further west than is normal. I think you will agree that these are beautiful birds and bring more cheer to the season.
A selection from my website:-
Lighting conditions were poor (as is common at this time of the year in the UK) and ISO was forced to 800 for the majority of the images.
Hope you like these. Comments etc welcome as always.