Tuesday 9 February 2021

It snowed lightly for most of the day. The Great Tits ...

... and Blue Tits were very hungry, and thronged out to be given pine nuts.

A Nuthatch to the west of the leaf yard collected a single snowflake.

These two Robins at the foot of Buck Hill are thawing out of their winter enmity and becoming mates again.

There were two rival males and a female Blackbird at the Dell. This is the most Blackbirds I've seen together for months.

A Carrion Crow dug some unknown object out of the snow.

A Pied Wagtail found a small creature on the edge of the Serpentine.

Black-Headed Gulls preened together on the boat platform.

A young Herring Gull amused itself by rolling a plane seed around.

A Moorhen in the Italian Garden found a bit of cucumber from someone's sandwich, cold comfort on a freezing day.

An Egyptian Goose rested on the balustrade at the Serpentine outflow.

The dominant Mute Swan on the Serpentine was persecuting the others as usual.


  1. It's weird how such difficult and inhospitable conditions can make the most beautiful pictures, Christmas card-worthy. The first one is especially beautiful. I imagine the small birds must have been ravenous.

    Good news about the three Blackbirds. Perhaps they'll be back for Spring...

    1. I had to keep that poor Great Tit jumping about impatiently for two minutes till it settled on a yew twig in just the right place for a picture. But of course it got its reward in the end, and shortly afterwards came back for a second helping.