Thursday, 9 February 2012

Snowy birds

It has been cold and snowy in the last few days. Berries that a couple of weeks ago were plentiful - are now in short supply, as the Blackbirds, Woodpigeons and thrushes have dug in. Flocks of thrushes are moving south to avoid the cold temperatures and entering parks and gardens. Birds used to feed on the ground have the added disadvantage of having their food under a layer of snow, and the ground hard and frosty. Blackbirds and Carrion Crows will persist if the snow is not too thick. They push the snow aside with their beaks to uncover their hidden morsels. The robin on the photo above looked a bit perplexed though.
Carrion crows searching on the snowy grass
This blackbird has dug himself a hole


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