Back at the edge of town feeders. Fortunately, the parking area wasn't too bad for the snow, though a little icy in places.
The Robin thought all his Christmases had come together, when he found all this food on the ground. Not sure how he's going to swallow that wee nugget though, looks like...
... so let's hope that darn Robin stays away!!
I'd also put some feed on the ground on the other side of the road. There's often a Dunnock hiding in the bushes there.
Incidentally, this picture started off very dark, but with the aid of something I messed about with in FastStone I managed to...
We had to wait a few days before going back to the feeding station, in the hope that the snow had thawed a bit. Which it had..... but as you can see there was still some lying about.
The feeders were just about empty, so a good job we went. A Robin and Dunnock were soon there to hoover up what...
... well an eye ring really. This becomes more pronounced as part of their breeding plumage, though I'd have thought the first week in January was a bit early?
He seems to like the pink nibbles that I threw on the ground.
Another visit to Craighall. I caught this Robin feeding on a hanging feeder, they don't even do that at home, preferring the tray ones.
He seems quite at home on there don't you think, so I guess he's been practising his technique while I've been absent LOL
The first snow of the year came overnight on the 2/3 January here, but as you can see it wasn't too much fortunately.
Poor Robin, but I did give him some seeds to eat and put some on top of the gate post too so he could warm his feet a little.
I was trying to take a picture of one of the tits (long-tailed variety too!!) when, just as I focused and pressed the shutter button.... all I was left with was this pretty lichen.
So that's my Saturday Fun entry today... at least it was in focus LOL. The tit had been perched on the lower...