Today, the arctic weather continued with temperatures well below zero albeit without further snow. This extreme cold is debilitating so I stayed in and contented myself with photos of wildlife in the garden. I was surprised by the diversity of bird-life. The descriptions below are accurate to best of my knowledge. At this time of year the harsh winter conditions can take a terrible toll of wildlife so we always try to keep the bird table well stocked. However, the squirrels take advantage but there is little we can do to stop them.

Here is one of the Robins.

Robin

Winter Robin

I think this is a Dunnock.

Dunnock

Dunnock

Wood Pigeon after an easy snack.

Pigeon in Winter

Wood Pigeon

One of a colony of pesky squirrels in the neighbourhood.

Squirrel in Winter

Squirrel

I believe this is a Wren.

Wren

Wren seking food

Chaffinch engaged in acrobatics to obtain food.

Chaffinch in Winter

Acrobatic Chaffinch

I believe this to be a Great Tit.

Great Tit

Geat Tit feeding

Blackbird dining on a ball of fat.

Blackbird

Blackbird feeding

An interesting time taking these images. The exercise has prompted me to upskill on bird recognition.

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