20th January 2016

Birds with their beaks in the snow. Before I could get out to warm up some of the frozen pond and birdbath the other day, all these common birds were busy eating the snow. They do prefer sources of water and can get some moisture from berries and fruits but they will eat snow, as these photos show. Conditions: The snow went quickly and today we even have sunshine on this spell of very still days. Temperature: Max 5, Min -1c

Female Blackbird

Female Blackbird

Male Blackbird

Male Blackbird

This female Bullfinch was really busy eating the snow on the Rowan branch

This female Bullfinch was really busy eating the snow on the Rowan branch

Female Chaffinch

Female Chaffinch

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