Headed over to see the Waxwings at Ashington with Keith this morning but as is the norm now for us light was not very kind which was a shame as the birds played very well indeed.
As we were taking our images a second group of birds flew in from the south making the group larger than I expected to find.
I managed to count 60 birds before getting bored and giving up!
The image below shows part of the flock.
The birds were doing the usual waxwing routine resting up high and swooping in for a quick feed before returning to the tree tops to rest for a while. It was easy to tell when the birds were coming to feed as they became very vocal just prior to take off.
after a spell with the waxwings we decided to head to Amble for some well deserved chips, after eating we had a wander around the rocks where I spotted several Purple Sandpipers.
also large numbers of Eiders on the sea
and Keith spotted two stunning Med Gulls in the small bay with the sandy beach unfortunately dog walkers helped keep the birds out of reach for any good images with my 100-400mm lens.