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Birdwatchers flock to Rodborough

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Birdwatchers flocked to Rodborough Common on Sunday after a rare European bird was spotted in the area. 

Birdwatchers were chuffed to witness such an unusually large group of Waxwings eating berries in a tree.

Photographer Richard Sellwood said: “It’s a pretty amazing sight. It’s a flock of about 35 birds and their visiting in numbers only occurs every ten years or so depending upon the conditions. I would say there have been 30-40 watchers.

“Bohemian Waxwings usually reside in Scandinavia but sometimes the conditions push them to travel in search of food. They are truly stunning and captivating birds unlike anything else we have in the UK.

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Waxwings are identifiable mostly by their prominent crests upon their heads.

Their bodies are a reddish-brown colour and they have black throats, a small black mask around the eyes and yellow and white in the wings as well as a yellow-tipped tail

For more information on where to spot Waxwings yourself, go to: www.birdguides.com.

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