Is it a waxwing winter for Big Garden Birdwatch 2017?30/12/2016
The Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 takes place between 28-30 January – yes this year you have a choice of three days to take part in the annual count by spending an hour in your garden noting down all the birds you see. And – particularly if you live in the east of the country – you might be lucky enough to spot an exciting visitor or two this time. With berries short in other parts of northern Europe, waxwings have already been spotted on the east coast. On this month’s Nature’s Voice, Jane Markham discovers that we may be heading for a waxwing winter!