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Crunchy snow

Thursday, January 14th 2010

Today has been very cold and icy. There was no sneaking up on anything as the snow was covered in a thick layer of ice which crunched loudly everywhere we walked.

Ice covered grass

Each branch, seed head and piece of grass was sheathed in beads of icy pearls which have not melted all day!

Snow covered seed head

Danielle has sent us some photos of Long-tailed Tits in the back garden. These have been flocking to our feeders as their normal diet of tiny insects and spiders are scarce in this freezing weather.

Long-tailed Tits

We have had another sighting of one of the colour-ringed Blackbirds. This bird, now called Bossy Blackbird! or BB, has a red over metal ring on his left leg and a red over green ring on his right leg. He has been coming regularly to the back garden and chasing the other birds away from the feeders!

The access road is extremely icy and a no -go area for anyone without the capability of a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Even with that extreme care should be taken.

Our January workday, which was due to take place on Saturday 16th. is unfortunately cancelled as Foxglove is snowbound, and unlikely to be other than that by the weekend.

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