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Waxwing feeding on Juniper berries

Waxwing feeding on juniper berries, Rong, Øygarden, October 2010




Waxwing feeding on Juniper berries



Waxwing are a regular late autumn migrant in Øygarden although numbers vary from year to year. In 2010 many hundred of these superbly photogenic birds were present throughout Øygarden. Unusually many of these flocks stopped to feed rather than passing through quickly. For more details of the occurrence of this irruptive species in Øygarden see here.






Waxwing feeding on Juniper berries

Above and below, migrant Waxwings on Hernar, October 2010

Migrant Waxwing on Hernar


Below: Waxwing feeding on Juniper berries, Rong, Øygarden, October 2010

Waxwing feeding on Juniper berries

 Many species of berry bearing plants depend on birds to spread the seeds - see here for a rather graphic example of Waxwings after eating mistletoe.

Waxwing, Svarthammeren, Engerdal, October 2015
Above and below: Migrant Waxwings, Engerdal, Hedmark, October 2015.
Waxwing breed in small numbers in Engerdal kommune but are a lot commoner as migrants in October



Waxwing, Svarthammeren, Engerdal, October 2015










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