While Mum has been in hospital for a knee operation, I've been driving up and down to The Cotswolds from my home in Somerset to see her. When I was there last week during the snowy weather, I took the opportunity snap some shots from her patio.
This is the view from her living room down to the River Churn. You can't see the river from here as the garden slopes down steeply from those shrubs beyond the bird bath.Mum puts out nuts and apples and bread and mixed seed onto her patio and she gets quite a variety of birds. These two Red-legged Partridges are on their way up for a snack attack!They are bred around here for shooting as are Pheasants, but my Mum does her best to encourage as many as possible to take shelter in her garden!I love the pose of this one. Is it expecting more food???Wood Pigeons can become quite a pest in the countryside, flocking in their hundreds and probably thousands. They are quite smart looking birds when seen close up though.The snow underneath really shows up the red breast of our Robin.This Nuthatch saw off all the various Tits and Chaffinches to dominate the peanut feeder for a while.More of Mum's patio birds in my next post.