SNOW NEARLY OVER THE TOP OF MY WELLINGTONS

The snow is so deep when I step outside the front door it nearly comes over the top of my wellingtons.  I’m trudging through the snow.  I suppose it is keeping me fit.

It is a winter wonderland here.  So beautiful with the white snow, blue sky and brown hedges.  Beautiful but harsh for wildlife.

I have had to cover the ground feeder to keep the snow off the food

As soon as I put bird food out it gets eaten quickly by a variety of garden birds.  There is such a flutter and a hive of activity around the feeders.  Yesterday I filled the hanging feeder up 4 times. Surely all this food must be helping wild birds through this harsh spell.

There are so many birds in the garden.  Some of them I do not recognise.  Three yellow / greeny birds sat on the hedge ( sorry that is not very descriptive or scientific)  I have never seen them before. 

Outside the back way where it is sheltered by trees there are rabbits, pheasants, sparrows and crows feeding together on bird food that has dropped from the feeder.  Photos to follow.

It is coming in dark now and I will have to collect the 2 peanut feeders and the seed feeder and bring them inside.  If I don’t they get covered in snow and ice overnight.

I trudged through the snow and filled an upside down black dustbin lid with water – very soon it attracted garden birds.  The air was fresh and refreshing and the sky seemed to stretch on forever.

It is surprising how soon birds find a new place where I put bird food.  The snow had pushed over a bush and made a ‘tent’ where snow could not get.  I put some bird food inside this accidental ‘tent’ and sparrows were there in a flash.  Then the blackbirds came and sent them packing.

Where are the thrushes?

I must refresh myself with video and getting it onto Bird Table News.

Hope you are putting bird food out to help our feathered friends.

I went for a walk this afternoon and came across some small, light  feathers blowing in the breeze.  A second later a sparrowhawk flew out of the hedgebottom leaving behind the remains of a dead bird.  That is part of the countryside.

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