The rowan trees are many and heavily laden, but where are the irruptives?
At this time of year, I watch for irruptives. These are birds that don’t visit us each year, but occasionally do so as a result of dramatic, irregular, food-seeking, migrations. So far this season, I have caught glimpses of only White-winged Crossbills, Pine Grosbeaks, and Pine Siskins.
However, I am really looking for large flocks of either Pine Grosbeaks or, in particular, Bohemian Waxwings. Some other years, I have seen them feeding on rowan berries (mountain ash), so I have been watching such trees.
Alas, I have not seen any irruptives on our rowan trees as yet. But, the trees have been attracting robins. I will continue to watch.
A robin manoeuvres among the rowan berries.