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Preston has some new Scandinavian residents

Posted on - 15th December, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, UCLan, University, Wildlife and Conservation
Waxwings have been spotted around Preston Pic: Nick Patel

Waxwings have been spotted around Preston Pic: Nick Patel

It’s not just IKEA heading to Preston, we’ve got some more Scandinavian visitors too.

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Waxwings have been spotted by twitchers in Preston city centre.

Nick Patel saw the birds, Latin name Bombycilla garrulus, around the campus at the University of Central Lancashire.

They were feed in rowan and hawthorn trees on Tuesday afternoon.

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Nick said: “I have seen’t waxwings in town for more than three years and the numbers in the country at the moment haven’t been as decent in the same amount of time.

“The early winter has triggered their arrival. They are brilliant birds with an abundance of character and personality. I must have seen about 50 of them.”

Waxwings watching over the university campus

Waxwings watching over the university campus

Have you seen the waxwings around Preston? Let us know in the comments below

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