Tuesday, February 13, 2018

13/02/2018 Before and after the snow!

Maximum temperature today 5C, minimum -1C.  Snowing again then more rain to wash it away.  North Westerly winds; 13 km/h with up to 37 km/h gusts.  
Common chaffinch, male (Fringilla coelebs).

as above.

Eurasian blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)

Blue tit and Great tit (Parus major)

Blue tit and House sparrow, males (Passer domesticus)

House Sparrow female and Common chaffinch male.

House sparrow male.

Great tit and the snow it starting...

As above.

European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), A rare visitor this year though we used to get many.

As above

Eurasian collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto).

Blue tit.

The road outside our front door...

and looking the other way.

In the garden...

as above.

Sixteen or seventeen House sparrows looking for food under the snow.

18 comments:

  1. You had lots of feathered visitors, Diane. Great photos.

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    1. Busy day for the birds it seems:-) Thanks Marie. Diane

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  2. You call that snow? Snow you say! ‘‘‘Tis a more dusting of icing sugar!

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    1. It did not last as long as icing as it then started to rain. To us it is snow, but then we are not daft enough to live in the freezing North!! Diane

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  3. Beautiful to look at that white stuff but really there are buds on your trees.

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    1. The plants are totally confused b the weather but then so are we LOL. Keep warm Diane

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  4. You guys have a lovely garden even with the snow! Always enjoy seeing your part of the world we live in. :)

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Sally, we love our garden though lots of work in the summer months :-) Never the less we prefer the summer months and the work to winter. Hope all is well, take care Diane x

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  5. I also enjoy sitting in my front yard watching the birds. I believe I will wait until it is a little warmer though.

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    1. I have to agree with that, I hate the cold!! Keep warm Diane

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  6. I love snow, Diane!!!!!! Beautiful photos, as always! Happy Valentine's Day, my friend.

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    1. I hate snow and the cold full stop. We lived in Africa for too long!! Thanks Mia Keep well Diane

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  7. You do get the sweetest visitors Diane! Do you shoot through a window or step outside? Looks way too cold for that 😱 your garden looks tres jolie with a dusting of snow!
    P.s. I have a bird on my post tomorrow that I've been looking for for ages, so excited ☺

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    1. I take photos inside and out but most of these shots were taken through the window I have to admit. Looking forward to your bird post :-) Take care and get better soon. Diane

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  8. Your place is so cold and my place is so hot at 34 deg C! The birds look happy to be out in the open.

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    1. Oh nor 34C is never too hot I will change with you anytime :-) Keep cool Diane

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  9. It snowed! Such wonderful photos in the snow. I love them!

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    1. We have had a couple of light snow storms but neither lasted for more than a day or two. Diane

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