Sunday, 5 February 2012

Winter arrives

After a mild winter and thoughts of an early spring, winter arrived with a bang this week. Temperatures have been below -5C overnight and just above freezing during the day, then last night the snow arrived.

River Gt. Ouse at Kempston

River Gt. Ouse at Kempston
Made for some lovely landscapes though.

A walk along the river at Kempston Mill this morning was fairly quiet although 10 Teal flushed from the Back Channel was a nice surprise. Also had a Sparrowhawk, a couple of Yellowhammers and a party of Bullfinches, at least six. Fieldfares and Redwings were also about in small numbers.

Yellowhammer

Male and female Bullfinches