As predicted it snowed quite heavily yesterday during the middle part of the day and left a covering of about three inches. I could see that the birds in the garden were having trouble getting any food from the snow bound feeders so during a let up in the snow I braved the elements and cleared a patch on the ground and put down a good helping of seed.
As soon as I'd scurried back into the warm the birds began to come down to feed. After watching them for about ten minutes and being the 'sharp as a tack' person that I am it suddenly dawned on me ...photo opportunity! So that's how I spent the next couple of hours...laying prone on the floor on the warm side of the patio doors taking lots of dark grainy out of focus photos...but, you know what?...apart from the crick in my neck I thoroughly enjoyed it...birding in the warm, a cup of tea close at hand ...you can't beat it!!
Here are a few of the better ones (with a massive amount of help from Photoshop!!)
|House Sparrow (male)|