During the snowy, cold weather a short while ago I put out some sliced apples for the birds hoping to encourage Fieldfare or Redwing but I think the number of Blackbirds milling round the garden put off any strangers visiting.
At one stage a female Blackbird even spent some time eating a rather wizened apple which was still attached to an apple tree in the garden next door.
Have a great weekend observing the wildlife around you.
A couple of nights ago there was a spectacular, though unexpected, aurora display over the Arctic. A US Defense Meteorological Program satellite captured some views from space which can be seen HERE. A photo taken from the ground can be found HERE.
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