Waxwings at Hulme Garden Centre

Bohemian Waxwing feeding on apples at Hulme Garden Centre.

Despite all the recent gentrification it seems quite apt that 3 Bohemian Waxwings recently decided to drop in at Hulme Community Garden Centre. Incredibly tame and quite content to feed next to a bus stop they enjoyed  the over-ripe apples for several days in early February. Great to see the interest in the birds by the local residents.

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Here’s looking at you kid…… A traditional Hulme hairstyle.
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Spot the odd one out? Same colours, slightly different arrangement. As each apple core was exposed the Goldfinches flew in and took advantage of the pips.
Interesting to watch the Waxwings literally ripping the apples apart before eating the fruit. A completely different approach to the one they normally take when plucking individual berries from Rowan trees before storing them in their crop for digesting at the top of the nearest tall tree.

Hopefully they’ll find enough fruit to keep them going for another few weeks before they begin to make their return to the coniferous forests of Scandinavia and Russia.


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