Sunday, 19 December 2010
The first significant snowfall of the Winter arrived today (18th), I thought it would never stop snowing! I suppose we have been lucky up until today in my part of the West Midlands. Black-headed Gulls soon arrived when the ground food was put down on a lawn they were soon joined by Magpies and Woodpigeons. The temperature fell drastically overnight and at 7.00am (19th)the temperature was -10c, in Pershore, Worcestershire it fell to -19c!!
Today (19th) I have put out bread that has been marinating overnight in the fat/juice from the tray that a joint of gammon was cooked in! Needless to say this went down well with the birds. I have had a Fieldfare, Redwings x3 and a male Blackcap in my garden this morning, good species to put down on my BTO Garden count. The Blackcap and Fieldfare were none too pleased at the apples I have staked on a tree being frozen despite my attempt at defrosting them, hopefully they will return.