Over 400 Bohemian waxwing eating Rowan berries in our garden!
We have an irruption of Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus).
These colourful birds brighten up our mornings as they devour the berries in our garden. They are arboreal birds that breed in northern forests. They have unique red tips to some of the wing feathers where the shafts extend beyond the barbs. These tips look like sealing wax, and give the bird its common name.
The large group is attracting Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus). One flew over my shoulder as I was taking these photos this morning; but failed to make a kill.