Although Waxwings are observed mainly in eastern parts of the UK, they have been known to search further inland for food. It’s therefore possible to view them over winter in inland parts of the country too.
Get close enough and you may hear its distinct high-pitched trilling vocalisation, which is more of a “sirrr, sirrr, sirrr” whistling than anything else.
Waxwings are classified as Least Concern by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of nature) and reportedly have a global population of around three million birds. Being located in northern European forested areas, which are not touched upon by human habitation, helps greatly to sustain their current numbers.