Still No Flowers Friday
With any luck normal service will resume next week.
Until then, we’ve to get through another load of snow coming our way on Friday afternoon/evening/night and then lots of rain on Saturday to wash it all away at long last.
When it snows I always put birdfood on the walls near the house for the ground feeders such as the Robins, Dunnocks and Blackbirds. I’m always glad to see Song Thrushes also appearing, although I have spotted them in the general area even before the snow arrived – unusual round here and I’m guessing it’s due to the lack of natural food after the poor summer and autumn there aren’t the berries/fruits/seeds that they would normally have.
I think we had 4 Robins in total; an unusual sight as they are generally very territorial, I’m thinking one must’ve had some run-ins judging by the line of missing/damaged feathers around its breast. There are also a number of Blackbird pairs vying for the right to feed…
I’ll not mention the army of Wood Pigeons, shall I?
Actually, there’s been a very distinct lack of finches visiting this winter. Normally I have a charm of Goldfinches, along with a group of Greenfinch but I haven’t seen any at all in a long time. Again, I’m blaming the poor summer and autumn… I hope they arrive in spring to breed. It’ll be a massive blow if they don’t, especially as the Goldfinches have been doing so well over the past few years. I hope they’ve just all gone in search of plentiful food over in mainland Europe…
By early afternoon a lot had already dropped/melted and over the past few days it’s slowly but surely continued to recede… Still no sign of grass though.