Compared to many parts of the country we have only had a small amount of snow but it was even colder today. Temperatures reached as low as -8.4 degrees centigrade last night and the highest temperature today was -1.5!
Plenty of birds feeding although the cold weather is still failing to bring in any of the more unusual species. Two carrion crows came for bird seed today - this species is a regular visitor to the garden but rarely comes for food. Also had another visit from a chaffinch - a male this time and it was good to see two greenfinches on the feeders. I haven't seen any finches suffering from trichomonosis but greenfinch numbers are definitely much lower than usual.
Here's a photo of the resident robin who landed on the bird table as soon as I had filled the dish with mealworms.
This blackbird descended to take his share as soon as I had moved further away.
Sorry - the photos are not very good - they are heavily cropped and were taken with the 14 - 42mm lens.
And here's a few photos of frosty seedheads and plants
Still checking those berry trees and shrubs but still no sign of waxwings!
Catching up from the start of last week!
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