Birdwatchers taking photographs of waxwings in the car park of the Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Birdwatchers’ anger as berry trees felled

Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook Centre has come under fire from birdwatching enthusiasts for chopping down around 20 rowan trees whose berries had attracted a flock of rare migrant waxwings over the winter months. Just days after crowds of waxwing-seeking photographers in the shopping centre’s car park had made headlines in the Journal and been featured on BBC Radio Bristol, contractors

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Twitchers spot waxwings near Aldi

A flock of unusual birds hanging out near a Bradley Stoke roundabout has been causing excitment among local twitchers. According to reports on a number of birdwatching websites [1, 2, 3], a flock of twenty or so waxwings has been sighted at various times over the last week in trees near the Aldi supermarket in the north of the town.

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