After some very local shopping for essential supplies yesterday we decided to take a walk in a totally different direction. Taking extreme care not to upend ourselves while walking along the roadside we located the path that meanders alongside the Bonesgate stream (hidden on the left). Anita made the comment that the view was far prettier now than in the summer because the snow disguises all the rubbish unlawfully dumped by irresponsible local inhabitants and dog walkers!
Evidence of an increase in temperature and then a refreeze.
While I was searching out Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinch (hoping for a Brambling but not today), Blue Tits, Blackbird, Robin, Redwing, Song Thrush, Dunnock and Goldfinches, Anita decided she would have a bit of childhood fun.
At the junction of the Bonesgate stream and the Hogmill River we stopped to watch Mallard, Moorhen and then a few Black-headed Gulls dropped in.
Obvious I still need to work on correct settings to counter the 'blown out' whites!
Nearly home to the warmth of a late lunch with most vehicles still sitting dormant at the roadside. FAB.