As the Waxwings were staying site faithful to Hassop Station, near Bakewell, I simply had to go back for a second time around. So I revisited the site on 15th January, and this time it was a week day, so wasn’t as busy as the first trip in late December. It was also a good excuse to get Waxwing on the year list for 2024, you never know if it will be another five year wait for an invasion year to come around again.
There were still good numbers on site, in excess of a hundred birds, and the weather was perfect, so it was fill-yer-boots time! A few Redwings were about and the odd Fieldfare. However, by the end of January it was a different story, and the birds were beginning to disperse, and by 24th January there were much smaller numbers at Hassop.