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Sunday, 5 February 2012

And, At Last, The Snow Came To Britain...

Quick snaps taken from our kitchen window just now...

Blackbird on the fence, blue tit on the feeder, greenfinch on the bird table and five chaffinches on the ground

Collared dove

Robin: my favourite garden bird

11 comments:

Dominic Rivron said...

Look much the same here. Sadly there's not enough to build a snow hole, which is always good fun.

Rachel Fox said...

No snow up here! Not in our bit of Scotland anyway...

The Weaver of Grass said...

Snow here, as Dominic says. If you love the robin put out some suet for him - he would sell his soul for it.

Goat said...

I'm getting shivers just looking at that. Like how the robin appears to be sheltering under the limb.

Ruth said...

I'm happy for you (if you enjoy it). I've been reading about the Arctic and North Atlantic oscillations that normally work in sync, but this winter are not, causing the dip in the jet stream bringing cold into Europe, and the opposite in North America. We will be quite a bit above freezing today in Michigan, when it would normally be well below.

Gail said...

Hi
Love your pictures - we have no snow here in New England - more like Spring. :-)
Love Gail
peace.....

Grace said...

Glad you are getting to enjoy some snow and the birds. We've had a very odd winter of alternate bouts of freeze and thaw, but I think winter has finally come to stay this month--we shall see.

I don't think we have green finches or chaffinches here. They look lovely. I've been enjoying similar activity from my windows (just of different species.)

I don't know if you're much of a birder, but you might like the "The Big Year," :http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1053810/. A must see for all bird nerds (or aspiring bird nerds).

Susan Scheid said...

I do love how the snow brings all the garden birds to the feeder. We've had virtually no snow since our wrong-headed October snowstorm here, so the cardinals, in particular, have been scarce. Just today, I saw a pair, for what seemed the first time in weeks. Your robin, so different from ours, is such a sweet little bird (or so I thought, until I saw the action over at rambles with a camera's feeder today!).

ksam said...

So, please, pack some up and send it here!! My snowshoes are soooo lonely!!

George said...

What a wonderful day to just look out of your window. We've had no significant snow in the eastern U.S. this winter. Here in South Carolina today, it's been sunny and in the mid-seventies (F).

The Solitary Walker said...

The freezing weather has definitely set in for the week, some think till March...