For once the weather forecasters got things correct. We did get one session of prolonged snow. It didn't stop the bird visitors from eating. In fact they became even more frantic to stock up.
Tree Sparrows and a Chaffinch
The usual Starlings and House Sparrows
Most unusual, in my garden, to see two male Blackbirds so close to each other.
Just as the light was beginning to fade I noticed that the pheasant was sitting in a tree at the bottom of the garden. Even when Bobby went for a stroll round it stayed there with just its head following Bobby's every move.
For the moment it seems to have adopted my garden for there it was at daybreak ignoring the squabbling Blackbirds on the snow covered lawn.
It even strolled over to the ground feeder and helped itself to a free breakfast.
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