Well Friday saw the promised snow arrive, falling gently at first but thick and fast as the morning progressed. At first light I thawed the water for the birds and cleared the early morning snow from the feeders. It seemed that no sooner had I put out the food than the snow was covering everthing over again so I placed more on the ground in the shelter of the bamboo.
I saw Woodpigeons, Collared Doves an occasional Blackbird and Starling come to feed but for most of the day the birds seemed to be staying away. Were they staying in sheltered places to ride out the storm and conserving energy?