The forecast on Tuesday was for heavy snow overnight. Well it started late yesterday evening and just before midnight the local Council were gritting the roads and also the pavements in our road well into the early hours of this morning.
This was the view over the roof tops this morning...just 4 inches but many other locations suffered much more severely bringing services and transport to a halt.
Early am visitors to the feeders included this Collared Dove plus the usual Blue Tits, Coal Tit, Starlings, Robin, Blackbird, Dunnock, Greenfinches, House Sparrows and Magpies. New garden ticks for this year were a Song Thrush (not seen for at least 2 years), Carrion Crow and fly-overs by Black-headed Gulls and a single Grey Heron presumably looking for an unfrozen pond somewhere.
Later on a Parakeet joined in the feeding frenzy!
As the day wore on the temperature just crept above freezing and some of the snow began to melt.
This was the scene across the rooftops later this afternoon as the flurries continued and we now wait for the next installment and the likelihood of very icy conditions tomorrow morning. FAB