Monday, 20 December 2010

Our patch of ice

North Buckinghamshire remains in the grip of some wintry weather, with temperatures well below freezing, and low cloud and fog adding to the gloomy mood. The prolonged period of ice and snow has made life even tougher for resident and migratory birds alike, but this does allow closer encounters than is usual. Whilst they concentrate on finding food, the presence of humans seems to become a secondary concern.

Waxwings have stripped this tree of berries
Blackbirds feed up on Pyracantha berries
Unexpectedly close flypast by a Snipe

2 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely birds, especially the Snipe flying.

Imperfect and tense said...

Thanks, Bob. I was trying to focus on a Fieldfare feeding in a hedgerow by the canal, when the Snipe flew by.