Is he going to be the one to father most of the youngsters this year?
I'd not seen a sparrow in a photographable place for quite a while.
Now that's not an over-exposed background, it's snow on a roof behind him.
I was thrilled to see this wee guy. I've struggled to find Yellowhammers the last two years (they'd disappeared from the usual spots); though I'd heard some about a year before about 10 miles away!
But here was one in my garden during that very hard spell in February. A new Garden Tick and Year...
I don't seem able to get many pictures of my Robin at home for some reason (perhaps this picture goes some way to explain why LOL).
Sadly I've not much snow in this picture to make it worth thinking about for a Christmas card... oh well!
Wind has dropped here a bit and it's therefore a bit...
Mr B doesn't seem too sure that the snow tastes that good to eat LOL
We had a right old gale here yesterday with lots of snow showers. The snow didn't settle until a heavier fall later in the afternoon when the wind had dropped a bit. Only a very little lay and it's all gone now.
A casualty of...
I'd not seen a pigeon since the previous fall of snow back in January a few weeks before.
He's found that new perch too. The sharp eyes amongst you may see the top of a seed feeder just below him... yep, I suddenly realised that I could hang one up there... and a bonus is that I can see the...
The view of my feeders at first light during that awful snowy period early February.
The seed tray is at the bottom of the picture on the pole, so covered with snow it just blends into the whole scene.
The snow was so deep I couldn't wear my shoes with the spikes on but had to put on my...
This was the day we had a big dump of snow (which after a day or two froze hard).
The Jackdaw had been pushing his bill into the snow to find anything buried there, turned around and then lifted a foot up into his feathers.
You have to feel sorry for them don't you.
TTTW (too cold to open it...
... for anyone wondering what TTTW means! ;)
I'd not seen any Collared Doves for a while and this was only the second I'd managed to photograph this year.
Does he look a strange angle to you... well he's half-way up the steep bank to the feeders, it's not high, but almost vertical. I really...
.... is becoming more regular! I saw one during the Christmas holidays, which was the first for a few months, now here was one at the beginning of February.
Until a few years ago I'd only seen one in the area and that was up in the Glens. To get one onto my Year List, I had to go to the...
Three of the regular Jackdaws that visited during January and February. There was another one just out of shot .... and another yet to arrive!
A group of Jackdaws is known as a clattering for some reason.