Smew: female still present in area 26
Redwing: 150 in area 10 and 38.
Of interest nearby.
I took my wife for a walk around Golders Hill Park this afternoon, which is the first time that I had ever visited this site. Bird seen there were 25 Redwings and 14 Siskins. In one of the aviaries were a pair of Stone Curlews one of which was calling. On leaving the park I drove up to towards Finchley in the hope of seeing a Waxwing that had been coming to a tree outside the Total Garage. I didn’t have to wait long before the bird showed, other birders there had been waiting for almost 1.5 hours.
While at the Waxwings location the behaviour of some photographers left much to be desired. These people had no consideration for their quest for the perfect shot. If they had stood back, the bird would have behaved and fed in a more natural manner, rather than grabbing a juicy berry and flying off. Then those who had been waiting along time for the birds arrival could have enjoyed it more.