Waxwings visit the valley

16 May 2023

Every year several hundred Waxwings, which breed in northern Europe, fly to Britain to spend the winter months here. This year a group of Waxwings decided to spend Christmas in the Combe Valley Countryside Park, feeding on the berries. Bigger than a robin but smaller than a blackbird, they do have very distinctive markings.

Waxwing group

Word soon got around so they were quickly joined by an even larger group of bird-watchers. These excellent photographs were taken by local bird photographer, Peter Nest.

Footpaths - 1 May

The water level is dropping so most paths are easily passable although some are still very muddy.

Report overgrown rights of way to East Sussex and other paths to the Friends of Combe Valley.

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December 2023 saw a group of Waxwings visiting the Park to sample the berries. Several hundred visit Britain each winter.

New on this website

August 2023 - a set of new pages describing some of the more common flowering plants has been added to the "Wildlife" section of the site.