An early lunch was taken to enable me to check for any Waxwings near east Malling Church before Adam... Sure enough, despite no records since last Wednesday, I could see something interesting in the lime trees in the Church yard. Bins up and flippin eck - there's loads of them.
I phoned Adam whilst counting, 20, 21, 22 ish. Adam was suitably gripped - and very polite and complimentary about the find. Whosh, and they departed North, just as I got to 26 birds in total. Steadily they tracked towards The House of The Bearded One, but then changed West and dropped a bit. Collecting the Bearded One we were in hot pursuit - one complete lap of East Malling and no sign - bugger!
After dropping the Bearded One off near his car, I returned to the office. Handbrake, neutral, car door open, step out and hear lots of little trilling sounds from the tree the other side of the walled garden - open car door, extract bins and confirmed ID - the Waxwings.
I then shot round to Garner Drive and had the birds coming down to Viburnum berries - nice.
Several Siskins heard calling - doubtless Adam will arive, miss the Waxwings but get cracking snaps of Siskins....