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Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Foxglove, like most of the country, was covered in a thick blanket of crunchy white snow this morning.  Branches, frozen and laden with ice, hung over the paths. 

Many different bird species were seen around the feeders; this Robin was happy to come up close and pose for the camera.

Several Mallard, Moorhen and Coot were seen skating about on the frozen lake.

From inside the hide you can really see the depth of the snow.

Even an Earthworm was spotted on top of the snow, possibly dropped by a bird flying overhead?

Does anyone have another theory as to why this worm was out in the cold wintery conditions?

The next Winter Work Day is on Saturday 2nd February, if you are interested in coming along to lend a hand please let us know by the 28th of January so that we can order lunch for everyone and organise the jobs for the day.

The access track is already becoming very slippy - please take extra care when driving along it!


(1) Comments:

Hutch responded on 22nd Jan 2013 with...

I reckon it’s a great great great great great great great great grandson of the Famous Lambton Worm out looking for calves ‘n’ lambs ‘n’ sheep or to swally little bairns alive as they lay doon to sleep.
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