Since our return from Oman, the weather hasn’t been our friend, with rain most weekends. It’s been pretty dingy over Christmas too, but there is a silver lining. It’s a Waxwing winter in the UK, and we have been looking impatiently at the sightings heading slowly southward towards Sussex. Finally they have arrived, although they are out of walking range so far, other than one very elusive bird. A twitch in the car found us waiting by a very busy roundabout in Crawley for them to come into their favourite berry tree. They waited until the sun went in, but they didn’t disappoint. These are our first UK Waxwings for nearly 7 years. Hopefully they will continue to move south.