A very frosty cold morning here and so i decided to do my 1 hours watch, got the heating going in the conservatory, my bino's, pen & list, hot cuppa tea and the rug settled down to watch the birds and guess what....it started snowing.. but never mind i was by now nice and warm just in time to watch next doors cat arrive in the garden along with his mate.. then the grey squirrel arrived to take his share of the offerings but i did have a pleasant suprise during my hours watch.. a song thrush appeared i haven't had one of these beautiful birds in my garden for a very long time so i was thriled, i tried to take a photo but my crappy little camera was not powerful enough to focus on it, never mind i had a really enjoyable hour. Here are my results
I managed to get this photo the other evening..nearly gave my self heart attack as i had to run up stairs to get my camera but it was well worth it.
Got a bid fed up yesterday so hubby took me to the garden centre and treated me to 3 new nest boxes and other treats... can't wait to see what takes up residence i'm hoping it will be either the Robin or the Dunnock and Blue or Great Tits in their little homes.
Well it seems that the fish have survived the winter i am pleased to say and with no ill effects, my Cockatiel was quite chirpy this morning too doing a bit of necking with his mate.
I've printed off my counting sheet in readyness for the BIG GARDEN BIRDWATCH for the RSPB this weekend 30th-31st Jan Everyone is invited to spend just one hour during the weekend to count the birds that visit the garden, never joined in before so i'm quite looking forward to it.
Well what a great start to the New Year the coldest it's been for many many years and wow!!! what a lot of snow.. i think everybody in the uk must have had some snow this winter so here are a few photo's of my poor garden during the big freeze.
My poor fish pond is completley frozen over hope the fish are ok don't want to loose my beautiful koi carp.
The last photo is a view from the front garden which was taken after just 10 minutes of the snow falling.