Monday, 2 February 2009

Snow stops traffic but not the birds.

A dramatic change in the weather overnight has resulted in all local transport being cancelled, numerous accidents and road closures....all because of 30+cm of snow!
This also meant that I am working from home today while popping back & forwards in case any avian visitors are within range of the camera set up in the upstairs rear bedroom.
There was a lot of activity around the feeder hung up in the Pittosporum but my movements soon made them fly away. I then cleared two of the other feeders of snow to allow the birds to feed.
Visitors so far today: Blackbirds (3), Blue Tit, Great Tit, Dunnock (2 at least), Robins (3), Collared Doves, Feral Pigeons, Greenfinches (4) & House Sparrows (2).


8 comments:

  1. I love the photos. The birds look so cute against the white back drop.

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  2. I think your post title sums it up very aptly Frank.

    So sorry you were forced to be at home enjoying the birds today - ooops I mean working hard from home!

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  3. I agree Kallen, but did not find it easy to get accurate focus (Greenfinches thro' the window)with so much white.

    Tricia, good to see you also had a fun packed day,as did the birds. Just don't ask me to quantify what work I've done 2day. May have to catch up 2morrow if we get another snow storm!

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  4. OK Frank - I won't ask you...

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  5. Beautiful bird photos in the snow! The 2nd one was my favorite - very crisp!

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  6. ...first time to your site...coming through Kallen's blog. The little Robin is such an adorable bird. You've captured such a sweet expression on the Robin in the tree.

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  7. I agree Shelly, he may feature again as the Robin is the original "early bird".

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  8. Welcome Kelly, I'm pleased you liked the Robin, & hope you will call again.
    I've had a quick peek at 'Red & the Peanut' & in those immortal words "I'll be back". Cheers Frank.

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