This winter is proving to be a Waxwing one – with birds moving in from Scandanavia in good numbers. Waxwings are stunning little birds with a shrill tinkling call. The north and east of the country has seen flocks up until Christmas when they seem to have finally trickled down into mid Wales. A group of 5 are currently feeding on berries in Llanwrthwl and 20+ are in Llandrindod by the old school. Its well worth looking out for them – they seem to eat any berry going , including non-native garden species. The Llanwrthwl birds like pink ash berries that the winter thrush species ignored in the Autumn for example.There must be some in Rhayader somewhere, so check out those berries and listen for the call.