Well, they're saying on the news that we are experiencing the coldest winter in over a decade here in Britain. It certainly is very cold, but when I look at some of the winter weather that my friends in America are experiencing then I still feel lucky!
Today I got out of doors for the first time this year. There are a couple of really good Cotoneaster trees just down the road from me. I've been watching them recently with the hope of finding Waxwings. None of those charismatic birds yet, but today I enjoyed watching three Redwings (winter visitors from Scandinavia area to Britain) feasting on the berries. This one below was taking a break from feeding for a moment.This afternoon, I decided to take a quick walk around my local reserve. The whole lake was completely frozen over and this first winter Black-headed Gull looked a bit perplexed about the whole thing.Parts of the river Frome were also frozen, something I've not seen since I've lived here (20 years).As I walked around, this Raven came flying over calling its lovely 'kronk' repeatedly.This plump looking Robin was nice and confiding and was busy flitting about looking for tasty morsels!I was pleased to see at least 6 Lapwings flying over too. This is a first for this site for me. All in all a lovely if short walk in very cold conditions. It was nice to get out at last!