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The UK is currently enjoying an invasion of Waxwings. This is partly because of the recent cold weather in Scandinavia, Finland and Russia. During such invasions, Waxwings first appear on the East coast of England and Scotland. Norfolk and Suffolk in particular have seen large numbers. Waxwings are gregarious and form flocks. They spread inland across the country, descending on berry trees in supermarket car parks, industrial estates and towns. At a distance they could easily be overlooked as Starlings. The pictures below show some Waxwings in berry trees during the last invasion in 1996.

A flock of Waxwings on a berry tree at Felixstowe, Suffolk, January 1996.
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A Waxwing in a berry tree at Felixstowe, January 1996.
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