Posted by: mynaturaldiary | December 9, 2017

Feed ’em

This time of year, especially when the snow falls it’s good to put food out for he birds, and that’s what we do at Cafe Twitch. They seem to appreciate it.

 

Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

Blackbird (Turdus merula)

and a bird long associated with Xmas and winter in Britain.

Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

We aren’t so cold yet that the Fieldfare have come into the towns, as that is our straw indicator for very hard times. But it’s cold enough.

A quick jaunt onto the Moor in bright sunshine reveals the wonder of this time of year again.

Tracks in the snow.

Highcliffe Nab.

Close to the top beneath Highcliffe, an oasis of blue.

Highcliffe Nab again.

The side of the nab.

Highcliff farm.

Approaching the top of the moor.

Sleddale, my favourite view.

The sheep are out in the field!

The paths show up white.

More blue in the snow

In the woods, a fleeing Red Grouse

Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus)

and a flitting Wren, so quick I barely had time to photograph it.

Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)

Then back down the woods

to Cafe Twitch.


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