We had about 30cms of snow overnight and dawn broke - white! So out into the garden brushing the snow off the feeders and clearing bird baths. The garden became alive with birds!
The is the second Blue Tit I have visiting the garden, that has a deformed beak. Whereas the other bird's deformity is restricted to being just a longer beak. this one is considerably longer and crossed.
Having watched both birds feeding, it seems that they can get food up (from the ground) better by turning their heads sideways. I do hope they can get enough food to keep them warm in this weather.
The Paras have landed (or are about to)!
Looking out of a front window
Across the back gardens
Then this afternoon I met my daughter (SPD) and grandson (J) on the local golfcourse. En route I passed a couple of snowmen
Although I think this is a Snowdog!
Then through the woods...
and across the golf course to the church and Marney's Pond
We met by the pub on the green and had a drink. From the amount of people in the pub it was more like a weekend day rather than a Monday!!
J decided to start a snowball...
and unbeknown to him, his mother came up behind with a large amount of snow and...
...dumped it over him!
J then decided to made a Snow Angel - but I couldn't get a picture of - simply snow!
Back through the woods to home.
The weather may have thrown airports, traffic and public transport into chaos but I passed so many families out playing in the snow and it was good to see them having, it seemed, a great time - at least if all the laughter was anything to go by.
It's reported that we've had the heaviest snow for 18 years! Tonight's forecast: a heavy frost with -2 degrees C- which means it will be very very slippery tomorow - lovely! :(
Then - home for a cuppa. What a day!
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