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are they brown? Could be cedar waxwing
Cedar waxwings live only in North America. Could be their cousin the Bohemian Waxwing. They eat berries and insects.
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http://blx1.bto.org/birdfacts/results/bob10480.htm ? Waxwing too.
I was going to suggest waxwing too!I 've seen them here in cold winters but not usually this late
Your pictures are lovely and would make good prints. I don't know what they are.
They look like waxwings to me too
They do look like waxwings- although when we get them here (Northen England)there is usually quite a flock of them. They appear here in cold spells and feast on the berries of a cotoneaster hedge.Could also be jays?
I think they may be hoopoes. That name leapt into my mind as soon as I saw your photos. But waxwings are also a possibility! Hoopoes are larger than waxwings - about the size of a large thrush while waxwings are more the size of a starling.
Sorry, just checked in a bird book. The beak is all wrong for a hoopoe.
Definitely a Waxwing; they'll be leaving for Scandinavia and Russia soon. There has been a huge influx this winter and they have been gradually moving westwards. They arrive when the winters get harsh over in the east - or the food runs out. Look here for the full colour version: http://www.birdguides.com/species/species.asp?sp=124001