The maximum temperature here today is 4⁰C, minimum -2⁰C. Dry now, but 70% rain is forecast for today! The remainder of the week it is just very cloudy and it gets colder!! South-Westerly winds of 24km/h with gusts up to 49 km/h.
Catkins on the Hazelnut tree. We also had catkins in November so it seems to be confused.
Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera), just before the chill set in again...
and the return of the Hoverfly (Platycheirus scutatus)...
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris).
A Chaffinch in the rain (Fringilla coelebs).
A European Starling, taken from a distance, but a visitor not often seen in the garden. (Sturnus vulgaris).
Collard Doves ( Streptopelia decaocto) and House Sparrows (Passer domesticus).
I can find very little info on this church in Massignac other than it is the Church of Saint Paul, it is built in a neo-gothic style, and the parish register dates back to 1658. It is a catholic church.
Playing around with peacock feathers!
My pair of wooden ducks, bought on eBay about 20 years ago. Love them.
19 January 17h00
20 January 10h30
Late on the 19th, it was very dark and snowing, the photos are taken through the window, not great photos but worth recording. Cirl Bunting (Emberiza cirlus).
This will be my last blip probably until we return in April, but if I get a chance, and we have a WiFi connection when the electricity does work in South Africa I will try to get an odd post done!!
Take care everyone and stay safe.