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Twitchers flock to Bury St Edmunds to see birds



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Some unusual feathered visitors that landed near Bury St Edmunds Bus Station got twitchers in a flutter over the weekend.

The trees between the far end of the station and St Andrew's Street North car park had four Waxwings feeding in the trees.

One of the Waxwings seen in Bury over the weekend
One of the Waxwings seen in Bury over the weekend

The birds, with plumes on their heads and yellow tips to their tail, occasionally reach our shores in winter, travelling long distances in search berries.

Some of the twitchers that were out to see the Waxwings
Some of the twitchers that were out to see the Waxwings

On Friday, a couple of twitchers with cameras were seen staking out the Waxwing activity, but news quickly got around and their numbers had swelled considerably the following day.