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Foxglove in Winter

Friday, January 30th 2015

Like much of the country Foxglove is covered under a layer of snow, and is glistening in the low winter sun.

Views across the recently finished coppice area are fantastic.

As we were filling the feeders we stopped at the pond dipping platform and looking down into the ice saw water boatmen swimming across an open area of water where the ice had broken.

Visitors have reported good numbers of birds in the reserve today, flocking to the feeders to top up their energy reserves in the cold weather. Brambling, Lesser Redpoll and Long Tail Tits have all delighted birdwatchers as they sat patiently in the hides.

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