|Grey Squirrel, posing for a 'quick pic'|
These are a few photos from our most wintry walk yet. We were at Minsmere on the Suffolk coast. The windchill factor made us feel that we were back in Philadelphia, where we spent some time a year ago last January. There was an onshore gale blowing, and it was bitter!
|Red Deer, lying low (we also saw one tiny Muntjac deer)|
|The Squirrel again ...|
|The cold Suffolk sea!|
|These Mute Swans had the right idea, sheltering in the reedbed at the edge of the scrape.|
It is very chilly, so we have added another coconut fatball to our feeder in the garden. Needless to say, a plump Blue tit appeared and headed straight for the old one, which I suppose was tried and trusted. The bird may have preferred it because he could almost get inside the shell as so much of the fat had already been eaten. Perhaps this added to a feeling of safety from predators or shelter from the elements.
We also saw a few other species of bird earlier while we were at Minsmere, which I will list below, along with the ones I have seen elsewhere in February ...