I did have to go out the back garden this morning, even though it was still snowing to make sure our feathered friends was well catered for, as did many of my fellow Bloggers I imagine.
Anyway back to the birds, I saw many of the usual species, including a Reed Bunting which was one of the first species I spotted, then later in the day the Grey Wagtail showed up again.
I was hoping for a different passerine species to drop in for some food, but it wasn't to be. What did arrive like a bullet fired from a gun was a male Sparrowhawk. It dived straight into the feeding birds scattering them everywhere. It did chase one small bird around the surrounding gardens, but it didn't get a meal this time, as it flew off across the park empty handed, or should that be empty clawed.
I did take a few photo's through the kitchen window of a few species, plus the snow was falling at times, and I will post them just to cheer up the blog.
The species seen in the garden today was: Blue Tit, Robin, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, H/Sparrow, C/Dove, Reed Bunting, Blackbird, Grey Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, W/Pigeon, Magpie,
Flying over: Herring Gull, B/H/Gull, C/Crow, 4 unidentifyable Geese.
Total species seen today = 18.
These are the best of my photo's.
I hope you have all got your snow shovels at the ready.