by Dave Cornwell

An update since Christmas and winter arrives for a while.

I seem to have been a bit lazy recently in updating my blog. After a fairly mild winter a cold spell duly arrived around January 12th. Nothing extreme but one significant snowfall of about 8cm which has only just thawed. Some more Northern parts of the County and other parts of the UK have had some heavier snow falls. This has, as is normal, encouraged some birds into the garden most notably a flock of Fieldfares. Waxwings are still around in several flocks and make sporadic appearance around the locality. The snow has also boosted the light levels so photography was easier.
A fox also came into the garden during daylight hours affording a chance to capture it at close quarters in good light.

Not sure what he thought he had to do with the "Big Garden Birdwatch"

Fieldfare

Fieldfare poking his tongue out

Starling looking thoroughly fed up!

Starling - I've had enough

Fieldfare again
Fieldfare

Blackbird in the snow

Blackbird in snow

Redwing
Redwing

Waxwing
Waxwing no red berries shot!

A smallish duck called a Smew. Not that common and this female is known as a "redhead" for obvious reasons.

Smew "redhead "

2 responses

  1. SittingFox

    Excellent picture of the fox, and the smew is a nice find too :up:

    February 2, 2013 at 8:02 pm

  2. derWandersmann

    Excellent set!

    February 3, 2013 at 1:02 am