Birdwatchers flock to Doncaster to catch a glimpse of rare birds

One of the waxwings near Sandall Park. (Photo: Emily Grant).

One of the waxwings near Sandall Park. (Photo: Emily Grant).

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Birdwatchers have been flocking to Doncaster to catch a rare glimpse of a flock of waxwings.

"Twitchers" have been heading to bushes near Sandall Park with their binoculars in order to see the birds which have been nesting in the area.

There are more than 70 of the birds in the area. (Photo: Emily Grant).

There are more than 70 of the birds in the area. (Photo: Emily Grant).

Waxwings are known for their distinctive look - brown and pale grey with silky plumage, a black and white eyestripe, a crest, a square-cut tail and pointed wings.

Some of the wing feathers have red tips, the resemblance of which to sealing wax gives these birds their common name.

Birdwatchers have been gathering near the Furniture Barn store opposite the park in order to see the birds in nearby trees.

According to Emily Grant, who took a photo of the birds, said there more than 70 waxwings near to Sandall Park.