A 6th form visit to Keswick in the Lake District to see a showing of 'A dolls house' by Heinrick Ibsen at the 'Thetre by the lake' led to me and the 'Gornal Birder' finding a flock of 17 WAXWINGS in the 'central car park' of the town!. We had some time to spare before the preformance (It was very good btw) so we had a walk along Derwent Water, and into the town. We had a female Goosander and 2 Common Gull from the short walk adjacent to the lake, and a showy Nuthatch which was feeding a mere 2 metres from us!
Moving into the town, we had already completed a circuit before stopping in a shop, on the exit, i heard the distinctive 'trilling' of Waxwings as a flock of about 10 birds took off from a rowen! Calling GB over we rushed around in the direction the birds had flew, and upon reaching the car park, counted 17 Waxwings perched up in the tree's. Awesome!