This year Dorset has seen a shortage of Waxwing birds, despite an increase in sightings in the UK.
Last nights BBC series Winter Watch, set in Dorset’s RSPB Arne, featured some of the wild animals seen in the county.
One of the animals included was the Waxwing bird, which travels from Russia in search for food during the Winter months.
However this year there has been an increase in sightings in the UK, but a shortage in Dorset.
Tony Whitehead, public affairs manager for Arne bird reserve, said: “They just haven’t arrived yet that’s all. I’m sure you will start to see them, they are not shy of people and will turn up in supermarket carparks, on the verges of roads. You need to find Rowan trees with lots of berries on. Those are the things that Waxes really like.”
They hope to see sightings of the rare bird in Dorset over the next few weeks.
To learn more about the Waxwing bird take a look at the infographic below: