Just a quick post to wish everyone a belated Happy St David’s Day. We were going to celebrate with Leek soup for lunch and Welsh cakes for tea but the weather intervened! The bitterly cold wind blew and blew and the temperatures dropped and dropped and our pipes froze! The house is warm and toasty but no water meant cooking was a bit of a waste when there wasn’t enough water to wash up…. and I’m a VERY messy cook!
Anyway, we have fortunately missed the really bad snowstorms but the wind has caused real problems for all the little birds. They have found it difficult to land on the feeders!
Today we have had an assortment of different birds and I’d like to know what this one is. It’s the size of a puffed up song thrush and sat for a long time outside the kitchen window. There have been redwings in the garden today but this one looks different …any ideas?
These are the redwings today.
The wagtails were busy finding worms in the frozen ground and staying well camouflaged on the snowy grass.
Just on the branch under our mystery bird hopped the tree creeper usually seen running up and down the fence or tree trunk.
The nuthatches were out in force today with at least four fighting for food at the same time.
Blue tits, Great tits, Marsh tits, long tailed tits and coal tits all visit the table but not when my camera is handy or when I can get them all in focus !!
No bird table would be complete without our robin.