Winter Wonderland

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

(Sorry it’s a bit belated!)


We awoke yesterday morning to a winter wonderland and a menagerie of feathered friends!

What a nice way to start 2010!


We took a walk to our local woods (Knocksink Woods) which was covered in snow – there is something quite magical about snow, it makes you more aware of the landscape, especially when there’s nobody else around.

The small pond was nicely frozen …

We saw quite a lot of deer tracks going down to the rivers edge, unfortunately we didn’t see any deer though.

We also saw some other tracks which we have no idea who they belong to. Again these were going down to the waters edge and we only saw one set of them.

If anyone has an idea of what they are, I would be grateful.


Back home and the garden was still just as busy with Blackbirds, Magpies, the usual array of Tits (including Long Tailed I’m happy to say!),

Dunnocks, Chaffinches, Robins …… even the Bullfinch edged a bit closer … though still not close enough for a decent photo!

And we had another new visitor who was taking an interest in the chopped apple…….

A Blackcap!


We even had 3 Greenfinch land on the nut feeder briefly, before being chased off by the Robin.

All in all it was a very good day for garden birds, I’m hoping this is a sign of things to come!
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